When you call, you’ll reach my voicemail. You will always reach my voicemail unless we have set up an agreed upon time to talk.
There is no right way to leave a message. Say what you’re comfortable with. If you want to tell me a little about why you are calling, that’s completely ok. If you prefer to simply tell me your name and number and wait for me to call you back, that’s ok too.
As long as you say your name and your phone number, you’re good.
5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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.
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.
“I am beyond grateful to have found someone who has brought so much positive change to my life. When I first came to Gretchen I was struggling, feeling helpless and lost about who I was and what I wanted. Through her therapeutic approach I instantly found the comfort and support I yearned for. She is incredibly insightful and has helped me better understand myself. Before coming to her I saw my emotional sensitivity as huge difficulty in my life, causing me discomfort and frustration. Gretchen has taught me tools to use my sensitivity in positive ways. Every time I walk out of her office I feel lighter and stronger, with a new and profound confidence to make it through my daily life. She is relatable, trustworthy and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a genuine, trustworthy, professional, and gifted therapist to help navigate through life’s challenges."
“Gretchen is a remarkably insightful therapist. She works fiercely on your behalf to be able to get in touch with your own feelings and to face the past, present, and future. She is very intuitive; when you enter her office, its hip, welcoming, and inviting, she will sense some of the emotions you are bringing with you, but she is very loyal and ethical and you’ll feel that your secrets are safe with her because they are. Through empathy and encouragement she will guide you to discover for yourself how to best shape your life. She will help you set doable goals for yourself that will help bring about change. She will sometimes highlight and pick up on facts that might be hard to hear but she is there to help you work through them because they are necessary to move forward and to make room for change.”
"We have been seeing Gretchen now for almost 2yrs. She's has been/is wonderful in helping us sort things out and clarify things. We go as a couple and we also go individually, she has helped us with our marriage, family and work issues. Everyone needs a "Gretchen" in their lives! I would recommend everyone have a therapist before issues arise, it makes things easier to get back on the right track before everything spirals out of control. Gretchen helps and guides us to make your own decisions for a healthier, happier and more manageable life. And last but not least... we are still married thanks to Gretchen's help, actually we are now Happily Married, not just married! 🙂 Thanks Gretchen for helping us find the fun in life again!"