Chana Rivka Hersh

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #19623 (Expires: 2022-01-31)