Gretchen Boehm is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she supports adolescents, young adults/adults, and families who strive to create positive momentum in their lives. Many of her clients arrive to treatment feeling the weight of their emotional pain that may resemble conflict in relationships, self-doubt or self-criticism and/or experiencing dissatisfaction with their position in life. Gretchen prioritizes her client's needs in exploring the barriers maintaining 'status quo' to promote opportunity for positive change and a greater sense of life satisfaction.
Treatment with Gretchen will explore how external factors influence client's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You can expect Gretchen to gently challenge core beliefs and value systems that perpetuate life's uncomfortable patterns. In turn, she will guide clients toward the development of action plans that support different responses to stress, increasing achievement and mastery over life situations. Gretchen takes pride in raising client awareness while exploring strategies and techniques that fit each client's unique set of needs.
Gretchen maintains a supportive and interactive (team-based) approach to therapy. She is respectful of client goals and will end most sessions with an action plan or homework assignment to enhance growth and development. Gretchen views her clients as powerful forces of change as they are a major part of the solution. Fostering a non-judgmental and safe environment, clients can feel at ease with their therapeutic journey of self-discovery.
Gretchen offers online therapy to residents across the state of Pennsylvania. With flexible scheduling options, she is mindful of the busy lifestyle. Remaining holistic in her approach, Gretchen is sensitive to client needs and remains ever-present in her work with others.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Issues regarding stepfamilies and blended families
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Gretchen Boehm is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 16 years
Growth In Stride LLC, Practice Owner and Therapist, 2021 - Present
Associates in Behavioral Diagnostics and Treatment, Clinical Therapist (Outpatient), 2017 - 2021
Washington Hospital, Clinical Therapist (Outpatient), 2016 - 2017
Pittsburgh Psychotherapy Associates, Private Practice Therapist (Outpatient), 2011 - 2016
Southwood Hospital, Family-Based Therapist (Lead) and School-Based Therapist, 2010 - 2012
Adelphoi Village, Multi-Systemic Therapist, 2008 - 2010
Mercy Behavioral, Classroom Therapist, Mobile Therapist, 2007 - 2008
Sarah A. Reed Children's Center, Classroom Therapist, Therapeutic Support Staff, Coordination Specialist, Mobile Therapist, Behavioral Specialist Consultant, Summer Therapeutic Recreation Staff, 2001 - 2007
Gannon University, Master of Science in Community Counseling, 2006
Edinboro University, Bachelors in Psychology, 2001