Gwen Bueckendorf-LICSW

Phone: 802-472-6694, ext 4 or
802-730-3131
Email: glbueckendorf@gmail.com

Gwen Bueckendorf, LICSW

SPECIALTY: Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, EMDR Trained; Mood Disorders, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Relationship Difficulties, Couples Counseling
Couples, Adults, Elders, Adolescents

The call to a mental health therapist is not an easy call for most of us to make. It takes courage, trust and a leap of faith to reach out to someone you don’t know and tell them about your struggles. If you are on this website, you, or someone you love, is in that difficult position and looking for resources to help manage a life event where current tools just aren’t quite enough. I am here to help.

I have honed my approach as a mental health clinician since 1985 when I began working at a non-profit agency with women who were in what seemed to be impossible situations. Over the years this work expanded to include families, couples, groups, schools and individuals, men and women, who were looking for new skills, perspectives, guidance, insight or support to make the changes they sought in their lives.

My approach is to partner with you in clarifying early on the issue that you want to focus on and helping you imagine the solution. My training and approach is as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT). I am also a trauma informed therapist with training and experience as an EMDR practitioner. I also practice and teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief (MBSR).

I work with clients who are wanting to get sober or are in sobriety either from drugs, alcohol, and/or co-addictions. This includes clients who are in Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT). To that end, I coordinate your care with your prescribing MD and relevant stakeholders.

I include family members and community organizations that may be of benefit to you to reach your desired goals if that is your choice.

My ultimate aim is to get you feeling better again as soon as possible and engaged in your life.

EDUCATION
EXPERIENCE/TRAINING
SPECIALTIES
TREATMENT APPROACH
EDUCATION

Masters Degree, Clinical Social Work, St Louis University, 1987

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING

I have a strong background in supporting people who are getting sober from drugs and alcohol, in providing targeted couples counseling, in assisting caregivers feel strong and appreciated, and in offering real help for those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief.

I also feel strongly about including other caregivers when relevant and agreed upon by you as well as connecting individuals and families to community-based programs and supports while transitioning from counseling.

SPECIALTIES
  • Substance Abuse, Codependency
  • Relationship Issues, Couple Counseling
  • Depression and Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance
  • Work-Life Balance and Life-Transitions
  • Geriatric Counseling, Grief, and Care-Giver Support
TREATMENT APPROACH

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Solution Focused Bried (SFBT)

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