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Gretchen Witt LCSW

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Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Gretchen Witt Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. Having had an upbringing in the suburban Midwest of the United States where uniqueness was often minimized rather than celebrated, I look forward to searching carefully for what is unique and precious within every individual's experience. Fitting-in helps us to feel secure and is often necessary in society: nonetheless what you feel, think, or experience outside of culturally sanctioned contexts is important, meaningful, and likely points to strengths you may not even know you have. My hope is that in working together you come to feel empowered in your unique perspectives and capabilities.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Gretchen Witt is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the states of Massachusetts and New York. Her prior clinical experience includes working with adults (ages 18 to 80+) encountering divorce, job loss, bereavement, physiological changes linked with aging, gender-identity transition, and diagnosis with chronic diseases (Diabetes, Lupus, Lyme, Chron s, etc.); young adults (age 18+) who are leaving home for the first time to enter college or choose a career path; individuals who have recently become new parents; parents managing a work-life balance; parents encountering  the empty nest syndrome ; women who have recently returned to independent living following prison release; terminally-ill individuals in hospice and end-of-life care; individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (including those on the autism spectrum, those recovering from a stroke, those with traumatic brain injuries) and intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) men and women navigating intimate relationships involving domestic violence. Every individual deserves to find a meaningful sense of purpose, direction, and belonging. Many individuals find themselves wanting the support of counseling following loss or change; presenting to therapy without an identified catalyst does not preclude Gretchen s thorough understanding of and support for individuals living with the everyday burden of managing major depressive disorder, bipolar depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, personality disorders, eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse problems, and more. Individuals questioning their sexual identity, LGBTQ, and BIPOC clients are welcome and will be affirmed as their authentic selves. Gretchen is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She has found the DBT approach to be widely, and wildly, helpful for clients with treatment-resistant depression and mood disorders. Gretchen has leadership experience in group settings, having led two (2) DBT groups for more than three (3) years, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy groups, Social Skills Groups, and The Skills Systems (emotion regulation techniques for those with different abilities). In addition to DBT, other therapeutic modalities used in individual sessions with Gretchen include psychodynamic techniques, narrative therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), creative arts therapy, and expressive arts therapy. Clients interested in mind-body based philosophies (yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, QiGong), clients engaged in twelve-step recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon, and clients whose religious faith is a strong source of support, are welcome to discuss and incorporate these (or similar practices) into their larger treatment plan while working in therapy.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Sexuality Based Issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

ADHD

Addiction

Aging related concerns

Anger management

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Cigna

Cigna EAP

Humana

Medicare

Optum

Fees

First Session$240
Individual Therapy$195
Marriage & Couples Counseling$195
Family Therapy$195
Group Therapy$195

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Attachment-Based Therapy

Licensure

  • Massachusetts, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 124188

Education

Masters of Science in Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham, Framingham, MA

Frequently Asked Questions About Gretchen Witt, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Gretchen Witt, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Gretchen Witt accepting new clients?

Yes, Gretchen Witt is accepting new clients for online therapy in Massachusetts and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham, 463 Worcester Rd Suite 406, Framingham, MA, 01701.

Does Gretchen Witt accept insurance?

Yes, Gretchen Witt accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Medicare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Gretchen Witt offer?

Gretchen Witt offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Gretchen Witt offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Gretchen Witt offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Framingham, 463 Worcester Rd Suite 406, Framingham, MA, 01701.

Does Gretchen Witt offer online therapy?

Yes, Gretchen Witt offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Massachusetts.

How quickly can I see Gretchen Witt?

Gretchen Witt typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Gretchen Witt speak?

Gretchen Witt conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Gretchen Witt online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Gretchen Witt online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.