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Chana Rivka Hersh, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Searching for the right counselor? Don't settle for just help...get BetterHelp! I am excited to explore with you how to reach your goals and start on the path to leading the life that you desire. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and graduated from Texas State University with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling and a focus in individual counseling and marriage & family therapy.

When I first meet with a someone new, I approach the session from a person-centered modality of therapy, listening, getting to know the person, and building a safe and trusting environment where they can be all of who they are without judgment. From this place, I assist in determining what they want out of life and how we can work together to help them overcome their current problems and achieve their goals and outcomes. At this point I may employ a variety of therapeutic techniques including neuro-linguistic, cognitive-behavioral, gestalt and family systems techniques, among others. My overall approach is integrative and follows the lead of the client based on their goals, outcomes, and comfort.

I have worked in the field of counseling since 1994. I began my career working with severe and persistently mentally ill individuals who had been in and out of the Texas State Mental Hospital system. I had the pleasure of working with clients and their families in order to allow the individuals to live out in the community and no longer reside in the hospital system. After successfully working with over sixty individuals and families, I decided to pursue my lifetime goal of working with those who have experienced abuse/neglect. I began focusing my career towards working with individuals who have experienced physical, sexual, and/or family violence. I have counseled individuals with severe depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, phobias, breaking bad habits, family system issues, suicidal ideation/self-harm, marital issues, lgbtq issues, and general relationship issues as well as substance abuse, sexual addictions, and eating disorders. I have provided both crisis counseling as well as on-going counseling for multiple issues.

It is my overall goal for every person I counsel to feel understood while experiencing progress, success, and fulfillment. Since we set well-defined outcomes together, clients usually report that they have reached their goals and followed a road map to get to their outcomes during the counseling process.

I look forward to meeting you and walking down the path to a better life with you!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

TX LPC 19623