Audrey Grunst, LCSW is currently the CEO of Simply Bee Treatment Centers located in Vernon Hills, IL and Northbrook, IL. Simply Bee offers outpatient therapy for ages 5+ as well as Intensive Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization Programs for adolescents with eating disorders and mood disorders.
Audrey is a mission-centered leader who places a strong emphasis on delivering high-quality mental health services to all people. Audrey is an expert and professional keynote on the topic of mental resilience and is the author of 5 Ways To Grow A Resilient Mind and host of the Well, Not Perfect podcast. Audrey empowers individuals and teams to prioritize their mental health and build a life worth living. Her vision is a world where people can “simply bee” themselves. Throughout her career, she has spoken to over a hundred school districts as well as at several national conferences. Additionally, Audrey has experience as a Kappa Kappa Gamma Philanthropy Consultant, Northwestern Women’s Volleyball Mental Performance Coach and presently serves as co-chair of the D128 Mental Health Committee.
Audrey Grunst is most recently known for her leadership efforts after the Highland Park Parade Shooting on July 4, 2022 and was honored as an Illinois State Senate Awardee. Audrey organized and led 700 therapists who spent their days counseling thousands of community members at Highland Park High School. Since then, Audrey has visited Washington D.C. alongside survivors and advocacy groups to fight for safer schools and communities.
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