ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. The most important component of my practice is to provide a straightforward, honest, and nonjudgmental experience that supports and encourages your personal growth. Researchers agree that building empathy in a therapeutic relationship is the best indicator for change and learning. My specialty is helping individuals find new ways of managing highly emotional and difficult transitions in order to gain insight that enables progress. Improvement can be expected in the following areas: relationships ,co-dependency, career concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma or abuse, chemical or alcohol dependency, parenting, self-esteem, self-destructive behaviors, and feelings of emptiness, hopelessness or disappointment.
My primary expertise has been helping women and adolescents that were trying to "power through" a complex problem or situation that they were not able to solved without therapeutic assistance. These clients are now living healthy and purpose-filled lives, having found a way to heal and reinvent themselves.
I most value working with people willing to take the next right step to improve and increase their abilities to pursue solutions in the future. I use a variety of evidence-based, best practice interventions that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Approach, Seeking Safety, and the Systems Theory.
Call or Email Gretchen Sanchez for a free phone consultation now - (813) 321-2585


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License No. and State: MH9835 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $30 - $110
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Gretchen Sanchez's Groups

What Every Parent Wants Their Daughter to Know

A series of 8 Psychoeducational groups with the purpose of teaching adolescents drug education, life skills, boundaries, how to respond to relational oppression, safe sex education, coping skills, and leadership training.

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DUI Group

This group satisfies the requirements for individuals referred to substance abuse treatment by DUI Counterattack of Hillsborough, Inc. and adjacent counties. Individual sessions also available.

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Reflections of Me

I believe in group work and the empowerment that comes from a shared approach to problem-solving and support. In this group women discuss and share some of the most difficult transitions in their lives. Resilience increases through connecting with others instead of navigating the unknown alone. Series of 8 groups.

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  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Seeking Safety
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015
Gretchen Sanchez, MA, LMHC, Counselor in Brandon

Gretchen Sanchez

Counselor, MA, LMHC