Grace Walker is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern who grew up in Chicago, IL. From there, she went to an even colder place to complete her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After her undergraduate years, she decided to turn her personal passion into a full-time profession and returned to school at Adler University in Chicago to receive her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.
During her schooling, Grace had the opportunity to work primarily with individuals and couples on relationship topics, communication, anxiety, depression, and grief. She uses therapeutic techniques such as Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (along with a large dose of compassion) to help clients move towards their goals in therapy. She gained her Gottman Couples Therapy Level One and Two Certifications. She has also completed EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training through EMDRIA. EMDR is a highly effective type of therapy that reduces distress around traumatic events.
Through her own life experiences, Grace has developed a deep sense of empathy towards others. By witnessing divorces and remarriages in her family, she cultivated a strong passion for self-exploration and building connections in relationships, which is a source of inspiration in her work. As a therapist, her ultimate hope is to empower others to create the change they would like to see in their life and in their relationships. And she is more than happy to extend a helping hand through those transitions.
In her spare time, Grace enjoys practicing yoga and understanding the mind-body connection. She loves spending time outdoors, trying new food, and water activities. And her love language is coffee.
“Deep human connection is the purpose and the result of a meaningful life – and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.” -Melinda Gates