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Gretchen Hentsch-Cowles, M.S., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Greta is the clinical director and founder of Hopemead. She completed her Master of Science in Family Therapy at Texas Woman's University and she is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Greta has completed the Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner training and has trained with Peter Levine as well as training with Pia Mellody and John Gottman. She is certified by Bessel van der Kolk in Trauma Stress Studies, and also is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Greta specializes in working with families, individuals, and couples facing PTSD and trauma, childhood and adult abuse, betrayal trauma, medical trauma, somatic disorders, chronic pain, various phobias, such as a fear of flying, developmental trauma, codependency, aging, financial issues, co-addiction, and compulsive behaviors. Greta's treatment approach is fundamentally rooted in Family Systems Therapy. She integrates Pia Mellody's treatment model (Post Induction Therapy) and follows the work of Patrick Carnes, Bessel van der Kolk, Dan Siegel, Steve Hoskinson (Organic Intelligence) and John Bradshaw closely to support her research and therapeutic style in addressing trauma and PTSD related issues.
Greta also specializes on working with individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI) through various accidents or sport activities. If untreated, the effects of concussions and TBIs can leave individuals feeling fatigued, confused, stuck, and frustrated that they have not been able to return to normal activities or cannot handle work as before. Sleep and physical issues can occur, and a lack of clarity in mental focus, a "foggy" brain, usually prevents individuals from returning to their usual activities. Somatic Experiencing® can help with restoring the nervous system to a more balanced state, and discharge the lingering effects of the traumatic event surrounding the concussion.
Greta's treatment approaches are guided by her personal experiences and understanding of recovery as well as her theoretical and clinical training. As a result of her own personal growth in recovery, Greta is compassionate and understanding all the while capable of challenging and coaching her clients in their recovery. Families and/or couples naturally become stuck, frustrated, or experience events that are destabilizing and painful. These life experiences are opportunities for individual and relational growth and healing. Problems can be effectively addressed when an integrated approach to therapy is adopted. Her therapeutic approach explores the emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and somatic systems, wherein unresolved past issues reside and may often cause present life problems.
Greta has published in the Journal for Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (A Systemic Review of the Literature on the Role of the Partner of the Sex Addict, Treatment Models, and a Call for Research for Systems Theory Model in Treating the Partner), and has contributed to the Italian journal www.65perricominciare.it on depression and self-worth.
Greta has also most recently published a novel, Velda Bryson: Disruptor.
Bilingual in French and English.
Sheeza Mohsin, PhD. (C), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Sheeza is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Associate training in Systemic Family Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples and Families. She has completed her Master’s in Family Therapy at Texas Woman’s University and is working on her PhD in the same discipline focusing on Couples and Families and a variety of relational issues.
Sheeza looks at couples & families at a broader spectrum using Family Systems Therapy, which evaluates the entire family as a contributor to the situation. The idea behind this approach is that each member of the family impacts other members, whether they are aware of it or not. Relational patterns can be inherited or traced from one generation to another.
In her treatment approach with couples, Sheeza utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is based on Susan Johnson’s explicit conceptualization of marital distress and adult love, supported by extensive research on marital distress and adult attachment. Sheeza works compassionately with couples to help them create a shift in their interactional positions and initiate new cycles of interaction, so a secure bond between couples can be created and strengthened. This helps foster romantic and sexual intimacy with couples of various cultures, faiths and ethnicities alike.
Sheeza specializes in high conflict couples, blended families, divorce, depression, self-esteem, infidelity, compulsive behaviors as well as Multi-faith and Multicultural families. She utilizes a Strategic, Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Approach in an effective and results oriented therapeutic treatment plan that is designed for the client to exit therapy empowered with tools to help him or herself.
When working with adult romantic relationships Sheeza primarily utilizes Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) where her Externship training was led by Susan Johnson, the creator of the model. EFT views couples distress in terms of negative cycles and injuries that make secure bonding impossible and uses experiential learning that is divided into steps and stages to help couples in romantic love relationships drastically improve their relationships.
For her dual career couples and Executive clients, Sheeza utilizes Lominger Voices 360 Coaching and Leadership Architect for competency building while using EFT for connecting couples in their intimacy and relational challenges. Sheeza is certified in the Jungian Myers-Briggs tool which helps her develop her clients Leadership strengths and Emotional Intelligence as they progress in their careers, while keeping their personal and romantic relationships healthy and connected.
Supervisor: Don Zablosky, LMFT-S, LPC-S.
Taylor Zebrosky, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC, EMDR, NCC
Taylor Zebrosky is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and is trained in EMDR therapy. She obtained her Bachelors of Art in Psychology, and her Master’s of Science in Counseling, both from the University of North Texas.
Taylor’s specialization includes Clinical Mental Health Counseling for teenagers and adults with a focus on trauma healing, family of origin work and addiction counseling. Taylor's focus is working with substance and process addictions and compulsion behaviors, having extensive experience working at an addictions treatment facility. In addition to her experience with working with individuals struggling with addiction, she also supports her clients suffering from depression, anxiety, anger issues, relationship abuse, and shame.
Taylor wholeheartedly believes in the importance of healthy relationships, not only with those we love, but with ourselves. She is passionate about helping individuals and couples build healthy coping strategies, effective communication skills, and identify and pursue personal growth. She believes we all have areas for growth and she works collaboratively with the client using effective counseling techniques to dispute faulty beliefs that are hindering ability for growth, happiness, and success.
Taylor is an active member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, and Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society).
Carol "Lynn" Woodward, Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC, CSAT (C), EMDR, RYT
Lynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling & Development from Texas Woman’s University and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC).
Lynn’s formal education, field experience, and personal journey of recovery have prepared her to counsel adults, couples, and groups utilizing cognitive behavior therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy® along with many other treatment modalities. In her affiliation with the Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)® she has completed EMDR® training to provide professional services treating PTSD, complex trauma, developmental trauma, addiction, phobias, chronic pain, performance and test anxiety, grief, depression, and other issues. Lynn is working towards becoming a fully Certified EMDR Practitioner.
Through her affiliation with the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals, she has completed training to provide professional services to individuals struggling with Sex Addiction and/or infidelity, as well as partners who have experienced betrayal trauma in their relationships. Lynn is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-C) working toward full certification.
Lynn is a Registered Yoga Teacher and has trained with Bessel van der Kolk and David Emerson in Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy and is Somatic Experiencing®, informed. Lynn integrates body-oriented therapies into her holistic therapeutic approach based on research by Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Peter Levine and others, which has shown that many of our emotional issues lie in our tissues.
Lynn also integrates the Post Induction Therapy (PIT) treatment model, pioneered by Pia Mellody of The Meadows in Wickenburg, AZ., in her treatment of codependency, Love Addiction/Love Avoidance and other intimacy disorders. She is a member of the American Counseling Association.
Skila Ramirez, RYT 500, Yoga Therapist
Skila Ramirez is a 500-ERYT, Yoga Therapist. Skila’s in-depth studies of special populations, the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and psychosomatic illnesses has been used in the development of yoga school curriculums and therapy programs around the world.
She has studied many styles of yoga and energy work, and she integrates these and various modalities of healing into each individual customized program. Her therapeutic approach with the application of yoga’s physical and energetic concepts is recognized and used in hospitals and cancer treatment centers in the Dallas and Ft. Worth metropolis. Her endorsements include Women’s Special Services Division of The Medical Center of Plano, Wellness Guide & Yoga Therapist for Methodist Health Systems, Prenatal Yoga Specialist for Medical City Dallas, City of Plano Parks & Recreation Senior Center Specialty Instructor, and Pranaa Ayurveda Spa & Yoga Studio – Yoga Therapist, Recovery Yoga (PTSD) & Prenatal advisor.
Skila's specialties include the use of yoga’s physical, philosophical, and energetic philosophies for pain and stress management. She’s actively studied yoga since 2002, and after practicing for several years and studying with many reputable leaders in the field, she decided to become a certified yoga teacher in 2005. Since then, she’s focused on sharing the practical application and integration of yoga into a Western lifestyle for those who would like to lead a healthier and more holistic life.
Angela Dooley, Office Manager
Angie brings years of expertise and experience in medical practice management to Hopemead, where she strives everyday to make our clients' needs a priority with respect and care.