Gretchen Hoffer, N.C.C., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
I view therapy not just as a way to address concerns or issues that one might have but as an opportunity to better understand yourself as a whole. When we take the time to explore how we act, think, and feel we are able to access new parts of ourselves and how we interact with others in our life. The process of therapy can be powerful and I can offer this opportunity for you to explore yourself and the things you want to change in your life in a setting that is supportive, non-judgemental, and welcoming.
I am able to provide individual, couples, and family therapy to help to address a variety of concerns and experiences. I have a lot of experience working in the fields of trauma/PTSD, substance abuse, relationship issues, and managing mood disorders.
I attended the University of Pittsburgh from 1999-2003 where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology. In fall 2005, I entered Gallaudet University to obtain my masters degree in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I graduated with honors from Gallaudet in May 2007 and obtained my counselor certification through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I worked in community mental health since my graduation from Gallaudet University focusing on individual, group, and couples therapy. I have experience working in the fields of both mental health and substance abuse and received my License as Professional Counselor in 2009. I started working at the Village in early 2013 and came on full time in August 2014.
I am fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and have been working to increase services for the deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing in the Pittsburgh area. I have a passion for working in the fields of trauma/PTSD, substance abuse, relationship issues, and managing mood disorders.