Ms. Gruener holds a Master’s degree in neuropsychology and a second Master’s degree in professional counseling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology.
She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor. She has experience with anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues with adults and children. She also has experience with issues in childhood, treating children and adolescents, while offering parenting education to any parent in need.
Ms. Gruener dedicates herself to being a life long learner, assisting others through sharing her knowledge, teaching, guiding, and counseling with enthusiasm, joy and kindness.
She is certified as a Positive Discipline parent educator, is certified to teach Positive Discipline in the classroom, and received training in Parent Management techniques from the Yale University Parenting Center. She owns and hosts an online parenting community in google plus called Parenting, Positive Parenting, & More. She received training in counseling gifted children through the Illinois Association of Gifted Children and has been an active member of the social and emotional committee of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children since 2009, regularly contributing articles and workshops for non-profit local and national organizations supporting gifted children.
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