Dr. Gretchen A. Schmutz is a psychologist and psychoanalyst practicing in Chicago. Dr. Schmutz has been in private practice for more than 20 years treating a broad spectrum of difficulties in adults, children, and adolescents. For many years, Dr. Schmutz was a consultant for Little Friends, Inc. providing case consultation, workshops, and seminars for teachers and therapists in special education high schools, workshops, supported employment programs, and groups homes. Dr. Schmutz has taught in a variety of settings including Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Institute for Clinical Social Work. In her early career, Dr. Schmutz held joint appointments as a Staff Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and as Director of Psychology for an obesity clinic at Lutheran General Hospital.


Professional Roles

North American Editor for Book Reviews, International Journal of Psychoanalysis

Associate Board Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Psychoanalysis

Board Member, Division II, Childhood and Adolescence, Division 39, Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology

Full Faculty Member, Institute for Clinical Social Work

Private Practice

Professional Memberships

Contemporary Freudian Society

International Psychoanalytic Association

Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS)

American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)

National Training Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis (NTP)

Education and Credentials

B.A. University of Chicago, Behavioral Sciences
M.A. Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Psy.D. Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Psychoanalyst National Training Program
Certification National Institute for the Psychotherapies
Member National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Licensure Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Illinois and Colorado