About Gretchen

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker,  I have experience working with a variety of emotional and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and traumatic stress.  As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I have spent numerous hours studying, applying, and being evaluated in the use of EMDR Therapy techniques.  

In addition to individual therapy services, I also provide EMDR Consultation in San Diego, to newly trained EMDR therapists who are pursuing Certification or who need further guidance and support in implementing the therapy modality.  As an EMDR Consultant-In Training, I work with an Approved Consultant to oversee my work with other EMDR therapists.  Because I believe deeply in the healing potential of this modality, I continue to study and practice with it for the benefit of my clients.

In addition to EMDR, I also study, practice and draw from the Science of Yoga as another pathway to healing for clients.  These two areas of practice serve as  the foundation of my therapeutic approach, which strives to develop and strengthen the MindBody Connection.

Over the course of my professional career, I have developed an expertise in several populations and treatment issues.  In 2009, I trained in the identification and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders with Postpartum Support International.  From 2008-2016 I served on the board of San Diego's Postpartum Health Alliance and remain an active supporter of this valuable local organization.  From 2015-2016, I had the honor of serving on the California State Task Force for Maternal Mental Health Care.  I continue to serve as a Trainer, Speaker, and Consultant on Maternal Mental Health whenever the opportunity or need arises.   You can learn more about me and my work on behalf of mental health in the following links: