My company Ask Coach Gwen’s goal is simple: to foster an environment of Total Wellness, encompassing mind, body, & soul. Through my own journey in discovering self-confidence and value, I can help empower clients to develop ownership over their own healing process. In turn, that ownership helps to increase a person’s quality of life. I tailor my services for my client’s wellness, whether it’s Counseling, Coaching, or Community education.
Gwen L. Hodrick, MA, LPC, LCDC is a therapist, an influential motivational speaker, a life coach, and a best-selling author.
My career background includes being a Licensed Professional Counselor (TX), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (TX), with a private practice in Richardson, TX where my roles incorporate being a Clinical Consultant, Primary Therapist, Speaker, and Career Coach at Ask Coach Gwen. In education, I have achieved a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a Minor in Family Studies, a master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and am currently a Doctoral Student in General Psychology.
My professional background as a dually Licensed Professional Counselor has provided me with extensive knowledge and a fully equipped toolbox when it comes to addressing issues such as Chemical Dependency, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mental Health, Behavioral Health, overcoming obstacles, career coaching and understanding the path we are on. As I have grown as a counselor, I feel a calling to help women en masse create a better life for themselves, this is where my signature Better Me, Better Life Program stemmed from.
My counseling approach utilizes Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Individual, Family and Couples Counseling, as well as Group Therapy, with experience serving adolescents, adults, seniors, and individuals involved in the criminal justice system and community supervision.
While I believe educating the public on mental health, chemical dependency, and personal development are my purpose and life calling, I also adore devoting my time to giving back to the community. Outside of working to enhance the emotional and mental health of those around me, I am focused on raising two beautiful teenagers, and enjoy traveling and adventure.