Gretchen Hudson

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

MFC#85350

Services

I encourage you to take a few minutes and look around my site-explore all the options you have for therapy and the various avenues of life we can work together on.

About Me

Fundamentally, I have been a therapist for longer than I can remember. I see things differently than a lot of people. I am not quick to judge, but instead am quick to want more information, I am curious by nature, I want big picture. No one lives in a vacuum, life is not made up of single isolated incidents; everything fits together somehow. I want to help you to explore the objective reality, understand the subjective and make the connections needed in order to make some real change; The kind of change that really makes life look different, not the kind of change that looks like a New Year’s resolution: really apparent for 3 whole days and then disappears. Everyone wants better, we want overall satisfaction in life, we want big picture contentment. That’s what I want for you and I’ve got the skill and the know how to help you get there.

Our Meeting Space

I’m a “meet you where you are at” therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I often hear that therapy with me is very different from therapy with others, I believe that is because I want to understand where you are, how you feel, and experience your experiences with you, all while still being able to be that strong and stable confidant you want. If you want to get places, I want to help you.  With compassion, understanding, and empathy I will work with you to help you recognize and build upon your strengths so that you can change life in the way you want.

What to Expect in Your First Session

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When you first come into the office, it’s more of a meet and greet.  In order to be genuine and real we need to feel comfortable and known, and that takes a bit of time.  I want to learn about you and what’s going on in your life that makes it feels hard. You’re the expert on you, the better the understanding I have about you, the more equipped I am to help you.

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I come from a place of curiosity. I’ll bring attention to what’s in the room with us so we can explore it and peel back the layers. I don’t press any judgment; I don’t secretly laugh at you or ever think that something you tell me isn’t a big deal. If something is hard for you, that’s what I care about and I am interested in helping you make the hard things, feel not so hard anymore. You get to be you and that is always enough.

What People Are Saying

Break free. Stop the cycle. Heal the relationship. Better is possible.