Gretchen Kirvida, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Location: Centerville

Biography

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I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. My specialties include working with anxiety, depression, adjustment and transition, grief and loss, chronic and terminal disease. Other areas of focus include relationship counseling with couples and families, counseling for emotional and behavioral disturbances in adolescents, and parenting support and education.

An emphasis of my work is on assisting individuals, couples, and families in recognizing and addressing not only areas of desired change, but areas of strength, as well. My goal is to facilitate the discovery of insight and understanding to promote human well-being, positive growth and change, and the potential for personal empowerment.

Background

  • Master of Social Work, University of Minnesota; Undergraduate, Augsburg College and St. Cloud State University
  • Board of Undergraduate and Graduate School of Social Work, St. Thomas University

State of Minnesota Licensure

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker #3608

Areas of Focus

Abuse/Violence, Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Borderline Personality, Children of Alcoholics, Chronic Disease/Pain/Terminal Illness, Conflict Resolution, Couples, Crisis Intervention, Depression/Mood Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Dysfunctional Families, Grief/Loss, Men's/Women's Issues, PTSD/Trauma, Rape/Sexual Abuse/Prostitution, Step Families, Suicide