Gretchen Hentsch-Cowles


Gretchen Hentsch-Cowles


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage


4315 Windsor Centre Tr.
Suite 100
Flower Mound, Texas 75028

My Approach to Helping

Families, individuals, and couples can naturally become stuck, or experience events that are destabilizing or painful. I believe that these life experiences are opportunities for individual and relational growth and healing. Facing our issues and embracing change can be a challenging choice, and I welcome working with clients who are committed to their healing journey. My clinical experience includes, but is not limited to, working with couples, adolescents, adults, and families facing addiction, PTSD/trauma, codependency legal and/or financial issues, anger issues, and shame/self esteem issues. I am a Somatic Experiencing Advanced Participant and have been trained by Pia Mellody and van der Kolk.

Problems can be effectively addressed when a systemic approach to therapy is adopted. My therapeutic approach explores the cognitive, somatic and emotional systems, in which unresolved past issues may reside and often cause people's present life problems.

I support each client with compassion and understanding, all the while challenging the compulsive, destructive behaviors, which my clients seek to change.

More Info About My Practice

Avg Cost (per session): $165 for individual, family or couples, and $70 for group
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Accepted: No

My Role as a Therapist

My role in therapy is twofold: to act a guide for my clients in exploring the patterns of dysfunction that may exist in their family of origin and in their current relationships, so that my clients can understand, process, and move on and make different choices. Secondly, I act as a coach, in helping my helping work through their issues, and learn different and new skills in life. In practicing Family Systems Therapy, I do not blame any one family member or partner/spouse, and approach each client with compassion and curiosity.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I tend to avoid giving advice. Instead, I ask people whether they want to continue living the life they are living, which they claim to be unhappy, or do they want to take a leap of faith in themelves and discover that, after much hard work and pain, there is potentially a healthier and more empowered life they coud be living.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • French

Groups I Work With

    I work specifically with individuals, couples, and families facing infidelity, co-addiction, codependence, and co-sex addiction issues, helping spouses of sex addicts, and families of addicts. My areas of specialty includes survivors of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, developmental and shock trauma and PTSD, compulsive shopping, gambling, pornography, sexual addiction, substance abuse, compulsive eating, and money issues.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
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