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your therapist
Gretchen Martin, MA, MHP

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personal life

I am a mother of two adult sons, a daughter-in-law, and a grandmother to two. I live in Minnetrista, MN, with my husband, Michael, and corgi, Prudence. I cherish time spent with my family and friends, going on walks in nature, yoga, painting, traveling, playing games, reading non- and historical fiction, and cooking.


my background

I received my bachelor’s degree in art education from Texas Tech University, taught middle and high school, and earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler Graduate School, Minnetonka, MN. 


My professional work experience has primarily focused on adolescents and anyone of any age. I love helping individuals learn life-long tools that support them in living their best lives. I aim to instill hope whether you have experienced trauma, are challenged with managing anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism (ASD), learning disabilities, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, attachment disorder, selective mutism, emotional regulation tied to substance misuse in the family, are feeling discouraged, or need an ear to plan out a life transition; I would love the opportunity to connect with and help you work through your challenges.

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my specializations

When collaborating with my clients, I aim to create an inviting, safe, and nonjudgmental space to help them resolve challenges that are blocking forward movement in their lives.

I was a K-12 ESL, ELL, and art teacher and have experience raising two sons with neurodivergent disorder diagnoses, single parenthood, divorce, second marriage, blending families, close family deaths, higher education challenges, and grandmotherhood.


 I use an eclectic therapeutic approach dependent upon a client’s needs that are related to whatever is discussed in therapy. Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Internal Family Systems are most often utilized. To help clients process and move past their trauma experiences, I utilize Brainspotting, which is derived from EMDR. BSP helps clients process and release core neurophysiological sources of emotional, body trauma, dissociative, and other challenging trauma symptoms.  

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