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Gretchen Van Winkle,


Areas of Specialty :
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Trauma

Client Focus:
  • Adults

I am Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting problems, and personality disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and sexual trauma or emotional abuse.

I am an outside-the-box thinker, and my counseling style is warm, empathetic, creative, and nonjudgmental. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. I am also a certified EMDR therapist, which is a modality that is evidenced-based and highly effective for PTSD.

I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Prior to becoming an LICSW, I was an artist and a teacher; and I was in the Peace Corps, where I trained local athletes to be teachers. I received my MSW from Boston University; I hold Bachelor's degrees in Fine Art (Corcoran School of Art) and Education (McGill University -Physical Education).


  • B. Ed. - McGill University
  • BFA, Corcoran School of Art
  • MSW, Boston University

  • French

Areas of Focus:
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Approaches:
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative