Are you feeling stuck and anxious about the future or what to do next? It’s difficult to understand or manage your emotions lately and 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.
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 also specializes in counseling for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting, peer issues/bullying, ADHD, academic issues, emotional regulation, coping skills and career counseling.
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.
In addition, Gretchen brings a unique understanding of athletes and sports counseling. As the wife of a form Division I college football player at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, she is no stranger to the impact of performance anxiety, injuries, surgeries, reentry into a sport and relationships with a professional or college-level athlete.
More About Gretchen
Gretchen has been published inJohn Taccarino’s S(Success)-Factor: The Psychological Roots of Success and continues to blog on various topics related to self-help and personal growth (2015). In addition, she is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an active member of DePaul University’s CACREP Advisory Board and a member of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA) and the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA).
In her free time Gretchen loves to travel, read fiction and poetry, hike, garden, paint and spend time with her friends and family.
To contact Gretchen directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 919-9096 ext. 24.