Mrs. Gretchen Ehrhart, LCSW

(She, Her)
Preferred Name: Gretchen

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I'm Gretchen Ehrhart, LCSW (she/her), a dedicated Certified EMDR Therapist with extensive experience in guiding clients towards healing and growth. With a Masters in Social Work from the UIC Jane Addams School of Social Work, I have spent over 8 years assisting individuals of all ages—adults, adolescents, and children—through their mental health challenges. Specializing in EMDR Therapy, I am committed to utilizing its powerful techniques to help clients tap into their internal resources and effectively resolve the impact of past traumas. By creating a safe and compassionate space, I empower clients to overcome negative thought patterns, develop healthy coping strategies, and embrace a more connected and embodied life. Together, we will embark on a transformative journey towards resilience and authenticity, harnessing the profound healing potential of EMDR Therapy.

Education & Experience

I am anexperienced Certified EMDR Therapist based in Chicago, IL. I hold a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree from the UIC Jane Addams School of Social Work, specializing in Mental Health, Child, and Family. Throughout my career, I have worked at La Rabida, where I served as an Outpatient Care Coordinator, providing essential information, referrals, and assistance to patients. Additionally, my experience at Misericordia Home as a Relief Supervisor and Case Manager has allowed me to support individuals with developmental disabilities. In addition to my professional experience, I had the opportunity to contribute as a Clinical Intern at ChildServ, which significantly expanded my clinical skills and knowledge. With my strong educational background and diverse work experience, I bring a compassionate and holistic approach to my practice as an EMDR Therapist, helping individuals overcome mental health challenges and fostering personal growth.

Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Seniors


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Sliding Scale