Gretchen’s eating disorder recovery story

Posted on 06/14/24 03:20:pm


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Growing up, Gretchen played competitive soccer with the dream of following in her father’s footsteps and playing soccer for Ohio State. In high school, she thought that losing a little weight would make her more competitive, faster, and stronger. Gretchen says that’s when she started down the road of an eating disorder. In her freshman year at college, she was sidelined due to frequent injuries. Looking back, Gretchen says she wasn’t healthy enough to play.

Eating disorder treatment at Rogers

She tried treatment elsewhere before admitting to Rogers eating disorder inpatient care program and then moving into residential eating disorder treatment.

“Rogers recognized I had lost this identity, and I was kind of hopeless” says Gretchen. “They did a phenomenal job of showing me that you aren’t what you do, you aren’t how much you weigh, you aren’t how you look. You are Gretchen with all these positive qualities.”

Gretchen says the personalized care she received helped her find her road to recovery in addition to a career she’s passionate about.

Click the video above to hear more of Gretchen’s journey.

How to help someone with an eating disorder

Rogers offers multiple levels of care for children, adolescents and adults with an eating disorder, including inpatient and residential in Wisconsin. Call 800-767-4411 for a free and confidential screening.

If you have concerns, you can take our eating disorder quiz.

Call 800-767-4411 or go to to request a free screening.