Thank you for your interest in learning more about me. My name is Farhat Hasan, and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have an Educational Specialist degree in Counseling from Mississippi State University and a Master of Education degree in Counseling from the University of Mississippi. I have 15 years of experience as a counselor in both face-to-face and online modalities and have provided services to clients from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings including schools, residential drug rehabilitation centers, in-patient, outpatient, and in group homes.
My numerous professional experiences in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and in schools have equipped me with an exceptional set of abilities and clinical expertise, which help me assist my clients in reaching their unique goals.
I have experience working with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, family conflict, relationship conflicts, drug abuse, post-partum stress, and trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mild autism, international students/spouses, and immigrant populations.
My counseling philosophy is based on accepting the individual (including/considering their background), life experiences, and personal beliefs. My counseling approach is client-centered - I work with clients together to help them develop insight and to identify their strengths, which they can use immediately to make changes. I also help them monitor that change, so that they can continue to work toward their goals. I will be there to guide, encourage and, if appropriate, challenge them, to help them see and take appropriate steps on their own to overcome their obstacles.
Most of all, I offer a listening ear to hear and authenticate client’s thoughts and emotions and help them build a plan to facilitate moving forward. Therapy can be a fun and simple journey with me, and I always work with my clients where they stand in that moment. It takes huge strength and will-power to seek help. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression Read more...
LPC #78530 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
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Farhat was professional and patient. I enjoyed working with her to help me.
Farhat is so helpful to me. I feel close to her and appreciate her support.
Grateful for her guidance and help. Thank you immensely!
Farhat was very kind and gave me many tools to use.
Very compassionate and a great listener and has deep insight on things.
Dr hasan is great very compassionate
A kind soul who listens and proactively helps you shape and achieve your personal goals.
I love Ms Hasan. She has helped me in so many different ways. Help for myself and the things I go through and help with my marriage and taking care of my kids. She’s intelligent and understanding. She makes me feel like someone understands the way my brain works and help for all the problems I face in the world.
Farhat is good at finding underlying sources and reasons for my anxiety, and she suggests what to do to help myself. I would strongly recommend her as a good therapist.
I absolutely love Dr Hasan. I have never had a therapist. She sees that and puts me at ease. She immediately recognizes ME and we talk about it.
I've learned a lot and she made me feel comfortable.
Farhat is attentive and caring and she listens to my concerns and worries
I’ve been working with Farhat for over a year now. She is incredibly personable while also being very straight-forward, which I appreciate. She has helped me through a number of life/job transitions during this time and I appreciate gaining her perspective. I feel her cultural understanding/awareness is especially wonderful for an expat like me who is juggling multiple cultures. Would definitely recommend for other expats.
She is Awesome!
Doctor Farhat has helped me immensly in realising the roots of my behavior, with compassion and understanding.
Farhat has been extremely helpful so far. I’ve seen a lot of therapists, and so it was great for me that she was really able to offer insight and relevant suggestions to me very early on in our meetings. A lot of times I feel like I have to spend 2-3 sessions with a new therapist just telling them all about myself and catching them up on all my issues, but with Farhat, I felt like we got into making things work for me very early on.
My overall experience has been incredible. Farhat is a very attentive listener and has very direct and clear communication. She offers a variety of advice and worksheets that are genuinely helpful and specific to what I’m dealing with. There isn’t a moment in which I don’t feel supported and heard!
I worked with Ms Hasan over a few months to sync with my emotions. It was a great experience with action oriented sessions. I walked away with practical action items after every session and we worked on multiple issues in this way. After I was managing myself a lot better we decided it was time for me to try the tools and techniques on my own. I loved this independence and I had a very productive time with her. I went into therapy with specific goals and I came out of it having achieved most of them. I am so thankful to Ms Hasan!
Very understanding and very helpful ☺
Farhat and I first interacted a little over one year ago. I at the time wasn’t too sure about therapy but knew I wanted better for myself overall. Still.. I chose to ignore & run away/ temporarily fix my issues. Overtime I stopped keeping up with therapy, but Farhat still attempted to reach out. Now one year later I am back & more motivated than ever to become the best version of myself I can be. Farhat, didn’t give up on me & didn’t judge any of my issues/concerns.. it’s always been the lack on my end & so I will try harder from this point on. Thank you Farhat
A+ therapist with upmost care and competion for her lucky clients! Highly recommended to everyone.
So far so good. Only had two sessions and she has a unique way of cutting through the faff and zeroing in on what I need to talk about. Good mix of practical ideas and talking about underlying traumas and issues.
Farhat has helped me greatly during a period of turmoil in my life. She has helped me see things through a different lens and incorporate tools such as exercise and video journaling into my life in a way that fits my needs.
She has been incredibly helpful. Her advice and support have been amazing during a very rough time in my life.
Farhat has helped me - I’m feeling hopeful that I can manage many of my life problems now that she has listened and been open and given logical and useful insight
She is very nice and she is professional.
Farhat is so knowledgable about ADHD and it feels like she can guess the end of my train of thought before I have even got there. Would highly recommend her to my fellow ADHDers!
Dr. Hasan was a BIG help in helping me uncover my issues and help work my way thru them.
Seems great so far everything has been helpful
Very capable and intuitive. Excellent empathy and advice
Farhat is very knowledgeable and experienced as my counselor. She is also very thoughtful and understanding about my midlife crisis and encourage me to go forward to seek happiness in life.
I previously had Dr Hasan as a therapist in 2020. She helped me in so many ways. I returned to therapy in late February 2021 due to struggling with my last year of university during COVID, whilst waiting for an ADHD diagnosis and family issues.
Dr Hasan helped me to set a schedule that worked for me, whilst helping me to keep track of my progress. I would leave messages of my progress for her to keep myself accountable.
She has also helped me to deal with the family issues and manage them in a healthy way that will enable me to carry on with my studies. Apart from that she gave me many hints and tips to help me with my academic work and tutors.
I will forever be grateful for her help during the university year, she helped me stay on track and consistent.
Thank you Dr Hasan!
Farhat is professional and extremely helpful. I feel much better after talking to her. She responds to my texts timely and she always knows how to support
I was stuck with all the complications of life, complexity of my own thinking. Farhat hasan is literally helping me to know myself again. I almost gave up with life! She helped me in the process of self identification as well as self regulation.
She is an excellent listener, so respectful to my thinking and always comes up with a great advice and suggestions.
Hasan’s words I’ll never forget:
“Your work has brought you this far.”
Even though I’ve only been using better help for about 5 months, I have experienced more growth and have found more answers than years of trying to do it on my own. With Hasan I was able to work through and heal my abusive past at the root, instead of putting Band-Aids over it like I had been in the past. Okay for a little and then I’d be back where I started.
Hasan is someone I will forever be thankful for and now I can’t wait for a future with myself and days where I love to be alive. Something I appreciate most about Hasan, is how she has you work to uncover things and dive within yourself to get to them. It really is 95% you and 5% therapy with someone to talk through what you’ve uncovered and this is what Hasan has done for me. Thank you!
I hope for anyone who is reading that can relate too having a dark/troubled past that still has a hold of them, to have the courage to finally reach out and get the help they need. I never thought I could get out of it and yet here I am, and now it’s your turn :)
All the best! <3
She is great and has helped me turn in a 180 and be goal driven again.
She is highly recommended to anyone.
She is awesome
Farhat is excellent with very helpful insight, suggestions and guidance in achieving a healthy relationship and life balance. I would highly recommend her to any of my family and friends.
I’ve been needing to deal with mental health issues for years and have never had the dedication to do stick with solving them. In the past I have done therapy but it didn’t help. This time, thanks to my counselor I have been working on my issues and have seen improvement. Aside from listening to everything I have to say, Farhat is great at giving insight and guidance. I’ve never had this experience with anyone nor any counselor before. I’m so lucky to have found her!
I had Farhat as my counsellor for 8 months. I can honestly say I am pleased with how the 8 months went , she was very attentive , intuitive and helped me understand my issues very well. I honestly cannot thank her enough her enough for facilitating my journey towards mental stability. I would 100% recommend Farhat to my friends and family .
I am newly with Farhat, but am greatly appreciative of her wisdom and advice.
She’s an amazing counselor and helps me out a lot. I’ve been better with her
I love that we can talk and get to the Root of the issue. She understand that I don't need fluff I want to be better and see things better. She seems to understand when I do not agree with her and we can talk out why or why not. She has helped me see and understand why people in my life do or say things. She has also helped me focus my attention. I love doing the video recordings she Recommended in our 1st session. It has helped me so much in communicating my frustrations and emotions and not getting sucked in to overthinking.
Thank you for your support! Its helping me so very much.
Farhat has been an extremely helpful and reliable counselor for me. I come from a background of having had counselors rush me for time and not really listen the way I would hope they would, however, Farhat has been the complete opposite of what my previous concerns where. She is a very good listener, gives honest feedback, does not judge, and genuinely cares to see her clients improve. I can tell it’s something that she actually cares about and I don’t know if was just my other personal experiences with my previous counselors or what not but Farhat really changed the counseling world for me! I would highly recommend her for anyone hesitant to begin counseling. She is very good at responding, she always knows what to say, and she’s great at sending her clients useful information (worksheets, videos, things to relieve anxiety and stress) that really do actually help. Farhat continues to exceed my expectations every session I have with her and I always look forward to when I can speak with her next. Truly count yourself lucky if you get assigned to her. I promise you won’t regret it and will be thankful that you got the opportunity to meet her!
Dear Farhat and the BetterHelp staff, you really chose the right counselor for your business! Hands down, the best counselor I’ve ever had. Thank you for matching me up to the first counselor that has ever truly helped me begin to pick up the pieces of what I want in my life. A man has never been truly more grateful.
Keep up the great work Farhat you’re the best!!
I came to Better Help when I felt my stress was at its breaking point. My relationships, my work, and my quality of life were all suffering because of my self-esteem.
I was able to talk through my issues with Farhat, who provided me a judgement-free, safe space to speak in. Her insight and understanding of my issues allowed me to recognise myself better, and she provided me the tools I needed to make improvements in my life. The worksheets especially helped me look at my own thoughts rationally, and I think that was a huge help in settling my mind.
After 6-8 weeks of regular sessions, I feel so much lighter and happier. I feel more capable of taking care of myself, and I can recognise that problems that seem massive can be broken down and dealt with. It takes small steps and a willingness to get better.
I'm really grateful for Farhat's guidance and her listening ear. She's super easy to talk to, full of amazing examples and advice, and just overall wonderful. I felt like I was being heard. Thank you, Farhat!
Farhat made me feel comfortable from the beginning till the end of the session. She is smiling and cheeeful. She listened to me carefully. I felt she was engaged with what I said. She gave me good advice and further perspectives to get out of my problem. I felt very good while talking to her and after talking to her. I warmly thank her and definetly recommend her.
This is probably the first time that taking to a stranger fees like talking to a old friend who knows me. She listens, gathers my words and puts them so that they make sence. I am so grateful that I got Farhat as my counselor.
The catalyst for me beginning therapy was a violent and traumatic interaction with a close family member 3 months ago. I was desparate to move past the pain and anger. However, from my past experiences it was clear that the usual strategies of bottling my emotions and soldiering on, although likely to get me through in the short term, were unlikely to be truely effective. Looking back to that event, I realize how far I’ve come and my sessions with Farhat contributed greatly to this. Simply having the opportunity to talk through what had happened with someone impartial, who wouldn’t judge me or the other parties related was extremely powerful. Having the option to still do so when I didn’t yet feel ready to ‘see’ someone removed a huge barrier to me seeking help. Speaking to Farhat by telephone, as I initially did, thankfully didn’t prevent transmission of her warmth and compassion. Our sessions were always shaped by whatever I brought with me. They raised searching questions and provided me with information that helped me gain valuable insight into some of the possible drivers behind mine and others’ behaviors. Farhat also shared practical tools which I could use to interrogate my thought patterns and also help me to
manage and work through challenging emotions. Working with Farhat, I gained language which has helped me to deepen my understanding of myself. I rediscovered the motivation and courage to reconnect with parts of myself I had neglected, and also with other people. The journey I’ve taken over the past months hasn’t been linear and has consisted of low points as well as high points. There were times when I did not look forward to sessions and felt like I just didn’t want to talk. Despite this, I showed up and was always glad that I did. It is said that awareness is the first step to change and I feel that therapy is an invaluable part of this first step. I’m extremely grateful to Farhat for holding space for me, for reminding me to have compassion for myself and for others and for helping me to identify areas that need healing and attention as I move forward.
Farhat has The Sight. Her keen understanding of multicultural elements and how they affect each other allows her to see situations from several angles and provide excellent counseling. I appreciate how human Farhat is - her humor keeps the connection genuine while her compassion makes me feel like she always has my back.
Throughout my journey I have felt supported by Farhat and she is so quick at getting back to my messages even if we live in very different time zones! Her expertise has given me great tools that help with the situations that I have been working with. She could read me like an open book and was able to give me advice on how I could understand myself and my behaviour better. It has been an absolute delight to work with Farhat. Her approach is very natural, almost like talking to a good friend she is always positive and encouraging and I could already see progress after our very first session.
Great listener! Really kind with sense of humor ♡
I sought help after experiencing panic attacks because of my grandmother’s illness. After a few sessions with Farhat, I no longer experienced these panic attacks. After our discussions I began to have perspective. She also suggested ways in which I could connect with my grandma despite her illness. She understood and acknowledged my feelings and taught me strategies on best to change my disruptive and unhelpful thoughts. I feel as though I am more better equipped to deal with my anxiety.
Incredible! Truly gifted, effortless and insightful advice. Genius!
Farhat was extremely helpful! She has made me understand things about myself I have been struggling with for my life. Extremely grateful!
Farhat has been very kind and honest with me. She allows me to say all that I need to say, express all that I need to express, and then she gives me advice/feedback. She points out when I've approached something in a positive way and helps me connect current issues/situations with past trauma while still encouraging me to reflect, accept, and move on. I have trouble confronting the negativity in my life and in my thoughts, so she provides a safe space for me to share.
I also have a lot of anxiety and I overthink things frequently. She provides me with helpful references/reading material and worksheets to help me focus and sort out my thoughts on my own.
These last few weeks have been a huge help for me.
Excellent therapist. She listened, acknowledged, and replied with advice and explanations that make sense.
She is really good listener and gave me awesome advice.
Love talking to Farhat, she is kind, we laugh together, she can relate to things I’m going through. Felt great on the first meeting and I’m looking forward to learning more. She gives plenty of options/exercises to help with my issues.
Farhat was a lifesaver for me. When I met her, I was at what I think was the lowest moment in my life - griefing, suffering from panic/anxiety attacks - feeling as if getting out of bed in the morning was a great feat. I couldn't even think of a future that wasn't about just surviving. Less than 6 months down the line, I know that the loss I suffered will always be part of my story, but I know that it's not the end. I've finalized that chapter, given it enough of a conclusion to be able to pick up again. I'm extremely optimistic about the future. What Farhat has done for me is make me see that there is always life after loss and our pain doesn't have to become our single story and what we keep carrying moving forward. Today, I can honestly say that I am happy. Very happy in fact. I see not only glimpses of who I was before my loss, but the realization that this is who I will always be, even with pain, grief, and all sorts of other difficulties that life may bring. She gave me the ability to pick up myself and draw on my inner resilience to begin this new, wonderful chapter of my life.
Farhat is a breath of fresh air! She is so warm and welcoming, her personality invites you to open up ad feel safe to speak and share! She had an amazing sense of humour and laughs with you through your experiences. I have seen several counsellors by my past and I feel she was the perfect match for me! She is understanding but will also not sugar coat things. She is a realist and will ask you the tough questions and make you self reflect. Counselling in not a magic fix it, you have to put in the work and she helps you in every way and gives you the tools but only if YOU are willing. She is never pushy and nothing feels forced but she knows the right questions to ask to draw out info you may not have known needs to be explored. I have been seeing her over a month now and plan to continue allowing her to help e grow. Highly recommend!!
Farhat is a very kind, open and interested counselor. She is helping me with trying to get out of my ruts, getting out of my cocoon. I am an American living in the Netherlands and she understands expat stress.
Dr. Hasan is an amazing Doctor. She has taught me things that no other Doctor has told me. I believe that Dr. Hasan will get me through this. She is very knowledgeable! She responds to me right away. She sends me worksheets that really make me think and help me change the way that I think. To finally have someone that understands me is so amazing. I want Dr. Hasan to be my Doctor for the rest of my life. Thank you Dr. Hasan for all you do for me. Thank you for teaching me things that I didn't know. You are an amazing, knowledgeable, friendly, and funny Doctor. Thank you so much for being great at what you do!!
I am lucky to have found Farhat! She is very patient and is clear when she explains. She is also very knowledgeable with all different cultures and understanding them all.
Helpful and supported me to gain clarity in my perception of my situation.
She’s great! Very patient and understanding. Culturally understanding even though we come from very different cultures!
Farhat Hasan is a wonderful counselor who has an innate ability to get your to open up to her. She always asks the right questions and makes you feel at ease.
Farhat really helps a lot with my PhD studying life and taught me some useful exercises to deal with my anxiety. With Farhat's help, I can also recognize some issues I always have in my relationship. By providing a professional perspective, Farhat is able to help me find the root reasons from my childhood that always affect my relationship with my partner. I really appreciate the experience. I would strongly recommend her to someone who suffers anxiety or who has challenges in their graduate study.
Farhat is very PRO.
My experience with Farhat has been great. In September 2019, I started to look for help because my relationship with my significant other was worsening, especially due to my insecurities. I found BetterHelp and then Farhat. She understood immediately my problem, listened to me and proposed some different perspectives to embrace in my life. After 3 months, I can totally see how working on myself, together with Farhat, has improved my relationship and also other areas of my life. Definitely recommended.
I've found Ms. Hasan to be prompt, attentive, helpful, compassionate, competent and personable.
Farhat is a great listener and gives beneficial feedback on how to cope with my mental health.
Farhat helped me gain insight into my issue and provided me with appropriate support. I am so grateful to her.
Farhat is very warm and easy to talk to. She offered me very valuable perspectives on my situations and she helped me understand myself better as a person. With this information i am able to alter certain aspects in my life to help me deal with my anxiety. She also provided me with ways to manage my anxiety and negative thoughts.
I have had 4 sessions with Farhat and in all the 4 of them I ended up feeling better than before. Not because there were things said to me to make me feel better but because they were explained in the way that made my healing easier. It's not easy to get over any trauma but with proper counseling and support you can get out of any trauma big or small. In my sessions I learned to consider my feelings and to be true to myself. I learned to heal you have to forgive yourself for things you couldn't control and how there are all kinds of people in this world that we come across and how to deal with them. At times you feel things that you can't share with anyone because you are afraid people might judge you for feeling this way. In Farhat's sessions I could talk about my feelings without having to worry about anything.
I have greatly benefited from counseling with Farhat through addressing my experience as an immigrant and addressing my concerns with substance abuse, anxiety and self confidence. Farhat is a great counselor because she listens closely to what you are trying to address and is able to give me some insight into what I am battling within myself.
Working with Farhat is wonderful and I feel like in her work she is really helping me release old traumas and wounds that I have been wanting to look at. for a long time. Her approach is realistic and gentle but you do get answers. I would definitely recommend Farhat.
Farhat is a patient and engaging counselor. She listened to all my concerns and troubles and encouraged me to introspectively think about them and deal with them. She provided structured suggestions and feedback to solve my problem which were very helpful. She is also highly responsive and supportive as a counselor. I would highly recommend her.
My experience with Farhat was very helpful and made life more positive.
I have found the support that Farhat has offered me very comforting and reassuring. She has helped me unhinge feelings that I was burying and festering by suggesting ways to move forward. I feel I can progress by acknowledging that the rift with my family has not been my choice and have been advised by Farhat how to manage the situation without being resentful or involving others. I was concerned that the mental trauma I have experienced would and could manifest itself with ill health, I now feel more positive and stronger. I will continue to use the tooIs I now have and endeavor to keep myself in a state of mind that I can manage regardless of changing situations. Thank you Farhat.
Farhat is amazing! She really opened up my mind to some things that I was not aware of. My relationship with my mother and suitor are so much better now because I understand them so much more with her help. I also have a better outlook on life, I’m sleeping better and doing better generally and I’m really just grateful she was specifically assigned to me. I love her! Thank you Farhat for caring enough to help me xxx
So, I came on BetterHelp to improve my mental health and fix some issues with mydepression, overthinking and catastrophizing. Luckily, I can say that with the help from my Counselor Farhat, I was definitely able to get a better view on certain situations. She is, for sure, understanding, gives great advice and tries to give you as much help as possible in the limited time of a session. I can confidently say that she has helped me a great deal to improve my mental health and view of life, moreover to find positives in the negatives. I dare say that this site and counselor changed my life and I can only recommend it to everyone seeking help for their mental stability.