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Gretchen Knight-Dennis, LMSW

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over - it became a butterfly. This proverb inspires and
guides my work with clients on their transformative journey towards healing and wellness.

If you are ready to take the first step towards transformation, I invite you to reach out. It would be an
honor and privilege to walk alongside you as you navigate life. Together, we will embark on a journey of
healing, which we are all worthy and deserving of.



I am a licensed clinical social worker with a deep-rooted commitment to healing and empowerment specializing in trauma and women’s mental health. Led with compassion and supported by over a decade of experience in this sphere, I am honored to serve as a therapeutic companion, guiding clients through their unique paths to healing and wellness. I believe in collaborative care and walk alongside while providing insight. You can expect a blend of empathy, understanding, and most likely laughter in every session.

Throughout my career, I have supported individuals navigating the unique, diverse and sometimes unexpected landscapes of their lives. I have spent years honing my skills and expertise in
trauma-informed care, specializing in evidence-based  interventions that cultivate healing and holistic well-being. Whether addressing feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, depression, or navigating the complexities of relationships and self-care, my goal is to provide practical tools and personalized guidance to foster healing and growth. With genuine warmth and empathy, I strive to create a therapeutic relationship where women can share and heal without judgment. Understanding the complex interplay of hormonal changes, societal pressures, and personal expectations, I empower clients to embrace their evolving identities and find strength in vulnerability. 

My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, validation, and empowerment. I believe in the transformative power of the therapeutic relationship and the importance of collaboration within that relationship. I offer an environment of trust, compassion, and non-judgment where healing can flourish. I
draw upon a diverse range of modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mind-based interventions, and trauma-focused treatment. Through a collaborative and strengths-based approach, I work hand-in-hand with clients to explore their unique experiences, identify coping strategies, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity.


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Personally speaking, I proudly call Grand Rapids my home, where I reside with my husband, son, and our beloved (and very pampered) rescue mutt, Frieda. For relaxation, I find solace in listening to podcasts or audiobooks while Zentangling, preferably outdoors in the sunshine. Quality time with beloved family and friends brings me immense joy, especially when accompanied by delicious food, good music, and lots of laughing. Additionally, I'm an enthusiast of a good adventure, exploring new destinations through travel, playing fun (but not too serious) games, and nurturing beauty in my garden.

Gretchen participates with the following insurance plans and can the following forms of payment. 

  • Aetna

  • United Health Care/Optum

  • Private Pay

  • Priority Health

  • Flex spend

  • Health Care Spending Accounts (HSA)

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