James E. Gruenewald, EdD

Affiliate Professor of Mental Health Counseling

Faculty Since 2009


BS, University of Wisconsin
MA, Trinity International University
EdD, Northern Illinois University


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Dr. Gruenewald is a licensed clinical professional counselor in private practice at the Baldwin Center for Psychological Services in Deerfield, with over forty years experience in individual, marital, family, and group counseling. He came to Trinity in 1996 as affiliate adjunct faculty, where he taught in the psychology department at Trinity College for twelve years. In 2009, he became full time faculty in the counseling department at TEDS, while still maintaining his practice in Deerfield. He has been married since 1979 and is the father of two sons and a grandfather of two boys and one girl. When it comes time to rest and rejuvenation, he spends time outdoors, particularly at the lake cabin he built in Wisconsin. Jogging, gardening/landscaping, construction and long walks with his wife are among his means of self-care.

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

  • American Counseling Association, member
  • Illinois Counseling Association, member
  • Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, member
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies, member


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