Connie Gretsch, therapist, educator, coach and founder of
Umbrella Tree Therapies,
has been working with
children, teachers and parents in schools for over 25 years. She has also been an art and science educator and has combined those subjects into her special education sessions with
Beyond her undergraduate
educational degrees, Connie has gone on to receive a master’s degree in Counseling and Art Psychotherapy from Adler Graduate School. She has also obtained a second master's degree from Lesley
University in the Integration of the Arts into the Curriculum. This experience taught Connie the specifics of expressive art methods. Techniques such as music, visual art, poetry, drama, dance,
and storytelling in the expressive arts, are also used in expressive art therapy in a multi-modal method.
There has always been a
common thread of art in her educational work and her therapeutic work.
Connie is a
board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC), a special education teacher, and a certified parent coach.
Today her focus is
young children at home and in school.
Connie uses expressive
arts and organizational skills to support early childhood education.