Seth Gruenwald


About Me

Seth Gruenwald is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois with nearly 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families with a spectrum of life experiences and diverse personal struggles, including depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, and situational stressors. He utilizes person-centered, strengths-based, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, and dialectical behavior therapy, attending to individuals’ goals, barriers, strengths, motivations, and resources.

Seth approaches each person with unconditional positive regard and encourages authenticity both in relationships with others and relationship with oneself. He welcomes opportunities to cultivate safe spaces for sharing, thinking, and healing.

Seth brings a gentle, respectful, and accepting demeanor to the therapeutic relationship, supporting emotional awareness, self-appreciation, humor, and celebration as cornerstones of a healthy and resilient foundation for personal growth. Prior to completing his Master of Social Work at University of Michigan, he found in his career as a full-time teaching musician many opportunities to employ creative storytelling as a path to healing.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LCSW 149020378


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Seth Gruenwald. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written by R.I. on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Seth for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We love Seth, he is super relatable and offers really helpful perspectives.

Written by H.A. on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Seth for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Seth really helped us understand eachother at a deeper level. Thank you Seth!

Written by N.A. on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Seth for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Only two sessions in and Seth has helped my partner and I communicate are issues together in a safe space. I feel as if he genuinely listens to the both of us, without taking sides, guiding us in a way to understanding how the other is feeling. Seth is extremely understanding where both of are emotionally and is a very helpful unbiased opinion.

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