James E. Gruenewald, EdD

Affiliate Professor of Counseling

Faculty Since 2009


BS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
EdD, Northern Illinois University


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Dr. Gruenewald is a licensed clinical professional counselor in Illinois, and in private practice at Faithlife Counseling (Formerly the Baldwin Center for Psychological Services) in Deerfield,IL He has more than forty years experience as an individual, marital, family, and group counseling. Before being part of the Counseling Department at TEDS in 2009, he began his time at Trinity College as affiliate faculty, teaching in the psychology department at Trinity College for twelve years. He also served as a youth and singles pastor before beginning his counseling and teaching career. He is currently a member at Crosslife Evangelical Free Church in Libertyville, Illinois.

He has been married since 1979 to Catherine, the father of two grown 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. Walking/jogging, yardwork, and carpentry are among his passions.

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois
  • American Counseling Association, member
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association, member
  • Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association, member
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies, member


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