About Gretchen

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 licensed professional counselor, registered occupational therapist, lactation counselor, and infant mental health specialist.  To support well-being and development,  I combine a foundation of body based philosophies, paired with compassionate,  strengths based counseling techniques in a way that is unique to the field and supports the client and all those who support that person.

For 21  years, I have provided services for infants, children, and adults in private practice, birth to three, preschools, and intensive autism programs. I also offer infant and early childhood mental health consultation services for preschools and reflective supervision for mental health and allied health professionals.

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 through the University of Wisconsin Madison and the Brazleton Institute
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) through Western Psychological Services Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration
  • Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI®)
  • Somatic Experiencing- Beginning Level I, II, III, Intermediate I, II
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • PSI’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders training
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Theraplay
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Ils
  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding

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