Gretchen Zagzebski, MEd, LCPC
Middle Adolescents (14-17), Late Adolescents (18-21), Adults, Families, Parenting, Couples, Men, Entrepreneurial Professionals, Corporate Professionals
Life Transitions (school, family, relationships), Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Stressful Life Events, Depression, Parenting Support, Pre-Marital, Couples Counseling
Are you feeling anxious about the future or what to do next? Do you need support with accountability to succeed? Do you feel unsure about what path you should take? Gretchen can help empower you to move forward. She uses various tools and strategies to create a clearer path so you can feel comfortable with your next move.
Gretchen truly understands the pressures kids, parents, families and professionals face in this community. Gretchen’s deeply connected to the North Shore community as an alum of OLPH (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) , Loyola Academy and University of Wisconsin-Madison .
Adolescents & Young Adults
One of Gretchen’s passions is supporting clients through major life events such as transitioning in and out of high school or college, navigating careers and preparing for marriage through pre-marital counseling.
Gretchen is a collaborative clinician who has experience working with various stakeholders including school social workers, school counselors, parents, teachers and children.
Gretchen grew up in Glenview, attended OLPH (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) , Loyola Academy and University of Wisconsin-Madison. She moved back home to help support her community through the different pressures life presents.
Gretchen also specializes in counseling for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, peer issues, emotional regulation, coping skills, communication skills and career counseling.
Entrepreneurs and Corporate Professionals
Gretchen was raised by a successful entrepreneurial family. Growing up, she saw the “behind the scenes” look at what it takes to overcome challenges and succeed in the business world. In college, Gretchen got an insider look supporting her partner and now husband through a D1 football career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison . She understands the different elements that lead to increased success. In fact, Gretchen has been published in John Taccarino’s S(Success)-Factor: The Psychological Roots of Success. She now loves supporting professionals and creating tailored plans to thrive through challenges.
Gretchen is Gottman Level I trained to support couples in all life stages. Together, couples strengthen their relationships, rekindle their friendships and learn how to manage conflict better. When couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions, they’re able to repair past hurts and create a new, stronger relationship.
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