Gretchen Grappone (she/her/hers), LICSW, is a training consultant and clinician specializing in structural change. Her work over the past two decades in clinical, research, and training settings has always emphasized the importance of providing effective services for people with mental illness and substance use disorders.
She has worked as a cognitive behavioral therapist and dialectical behavioral therapist at The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in NH, and as an implementation monitor and trainer for a national evidence-based practice implementation project at Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center. She has facilitated intersectional stigmatization reduction training in a variety of healthcare settings and has served as a subject matter expert on stigma reduction, behavioral health, and vocational services interventions for grants funded by SAMHSA, the Endowment for Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Gretchen co-wrote the chapter “Recovery Perspectives” in Evidenced-Based Mental Health Practice: A Textbook. She has written about stigmatization from her perspective as both a social worker and someone with lived experience of depression for the Journal of Mental Health, Behavioral Health News, and the NAMI Advocate. She advocates for anti-racist, LGBTQ+ affirming, recovery-oriented services and work environments, and is committed to addressing disparities in care with the goal of health equity for all.