"Gretchen has a deep and rich academic background, along with her clinical, counseling background, and she knows the world of independent day and boarding schools from virtually every angle: the classroom, the dorm, administration, consulting, representing and presenting on a range of clinical topics at various national conferences, and then some. She has channeled that knowledge, training, and experience into a therapeutic service for numberless students, individuals and groups; mentored and counseled numerous advisors, teachers, administrators, and parents; and run workshops, presented at conferences, and served on panels for regional and national organizations.
Throughout, Gretchen has brought wisdom, warmth, erudition, empathy, insight, imagination, clarity, and courage to situations both simple and extremely challenging, and into all she has done with adolescents and adults; She has been not only a therapist, but also a role model. Her maturity, integrity, common sense, responsibility, and humor have also served her schools and those who have had the benefit of her skills and care." M.Burch Tracy Ford, MSW, Ed.M. (former LICSW). Former Head, Miss Porter's School
“Gretchen White has an incredible natural ability to maintain perspective and delve into the “gray” areas of life. Her humorous analogies, algorithms and contagious energy help to make any young person, like myself, smile about things that are otherwise difficult. I was a tough nut to crack but she didn’t give up on me. She catered to my personality and emotional needs as an individual – with Gretchen there are no sweeping generalizations or black and white answers. Her personal and professional characters are in perfect sync. I’m happy to have her be a part of my evolution.” Student
"Gretchen White's outstanding clinical skills, extensive therapeutic experience, and deeply compassionate heart make her an outstanding therapist. She has been a treasure to our community as a whole, as well as to the individual faculty and students with whom she has worked closely."
Laura , Associate Head of School, Miss Porter's School
"Gretchen has the innate ability to connect with people across gender, age, race, and culture. Her extensive experience and her ongoing training in the field allow her to work from various foundations; With unique skill, accuracy and poise, she matches the client with the appropriate treatment. Ultimately, what further sets Gretchen apart is how her personality matches her skill-set. She is trustworthy, compassionate, and a wonderful motivator. I have gone on to lead my own counseling department, but I continue to consult with Gretchen because I have no better resource at my disposal -- and I have A LOT of resources to choose from."
Jessica - , Director of Counseling, Blair Academy