Do you want to be understood? Respected? Gently guided with clear activities and exercises to create a concrete plan? Gretchen is highly-regarded by children, adolescents and adults–which is no small feat!
Gretchen specializes in counseling for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, peer issues/bullying, ADHD, academic issues, emotional regulation, coping skills and career counseling. She is a collaborative clinician who has experience working with various stakeholders including school social workers, school counselors, parents, teachers and children.
In addition, Gretchen brings a unique understanding of athletes and sports counseling, as the wife of a former D1 College Football player from University of Madison-Wisconsin. Gretchen helps clients who are struggling with the anxiety from sports — from performance anxiety, injuries, surgeries, reentry into sports as well as clients who are in a relationship with a professional or college-level athlete.
One of Gretchen’s other passions is supporting young adults through major life events. Whether they are leaving for college, coming home after the first year of college (which is a big transition!), preparing to graduate college, navigate the career world or preparing for marriage–she helps clients thrive in transition.
Gretchen brings counseling experience in both a grade school (K-8) as well as a high school. She has been published in John 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 a book, spend time with friends and family and is a talented writer and photographer.
To contact Gretchen directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 919-9096 ext. 24.