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Kathryn L. Gruwell, LICSW,MSW

  • About
    • Specialties: Psychotherapy / Counseling
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English

    What I Do
    I believe we all have inherent greatness with our own special strengths and gifts. It is my role to help my patients see their greatness and find many of their answers within themselves. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, relationships, and mindfulness-based therapies.

    Why I Love My Work
    I have always had a curiosity and interest in people, and I wanted to understand emotional development and how it impacts human behavior and choices. I chose to specialize in therapy/counseling because I wanted to help people see their ability to influence and change their realities. What I like most about my job is moments when people gain greater self-awareness, insight, and compassion for themselves.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work, I enjoy knitting, sewing, going for walks, spending time with my loved ones, and learning more about why humans do what we do.

    • Medical School
      Augsburg College St Cloud State University
  • Areas Of Interest
    Trauma, emotional and cognitive development, depression, anxiety, mood disorders

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO