About Gretchen Becker Crabb

It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

I am a proud military spouse and mother of three children.  I am also a enhance2licensed professional counselor in training, registered occupational therapist, lactation counselor, and infant mental health endorsed family specialist. My supervisor is Emily Hagenmaier, LCSW. To support well-being and development,   I combine a strong foundation in body based philosophies, along with counseling techniques in a way that is unique to the field and supports not only the client but all those who support that person.

For 18 years, I have provided services for infants, children, and adults in private practice, birth to three, preschools, and intensive autism programs. I  volunteer as a La Leche League Leader in the Madison Area Chapter. In addition, I serve as a consultant for Reach Dane Early Head Start and Head Start Preschools in addition to the University of Wisconsin Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Development Consultation Program.  I am also a Newborn Observation trainer through the University of Wisconsin Madison and the Brazleton Institute.

Specialized Trainings:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone program and  Infant Mental Health Endorsement as an Infant Family Specialist.
  • Child Parent Psychotherapy — an evidenced-based model for treating infant and early childhood trauma.
  • Newborn Observation (NBO) trainer
  • PSI’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) through Western Psychological Services Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration
  • Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI®)
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Theraplay
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Ils
  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding
  • Tube feeding with love
  • Beckman oral motor program

In my free time, I love hot yoga, curling up with a good book and exploring the outdoors with my family.