Gordon Retterath, LICSW

Simply Thrive Psychotherapy, PLLC welcomes our newest therapist, Gordon Retterath, LICSW!

A little history on Gordon:

Gordon joined the Army in 1973 during the Vietnam War, he retired as a First Sergeant after a 24-year career.

During his career in the Army, he worked in criminal investigations with crimes related to sexual assault- both adult and children. During He also spent 10 years as part of a Department of Defense task force responsible to investigating intuitional child abuse. He also investigated suicides and homicides and has years of experience working crime scenes.

Education history:

While on Active Duty, Gordon completed his undergraduate degree at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, WA. After he retired from the Army he attended Portland State University and received a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He also completed a Post Graduate Fellowship with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Substance Abuse. During his 20 years as a Social Worker, he has worked in addictions treatment, supervised a 60-bed homeless program which included patients with addictions and mental health issues, and has worked individually with patients.

Approach to Treatment:

Gordon is trained in a variety of evidence-based psychological treatment modalities to include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Motivational Interviewing. He has experience working with Soldiers and their family members in the Special Operations Community, to include Soldiers and family members who have significant behavioral health disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, terminal illness, chronic/debilitating illness, physical abuse or neglect, financial exploitation, and/or are mentally incompetent.