Heather Penry

(MAC, LPC, CISM)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include depression, anxiety, stress management and addictions.

A main focus in my treatment is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person first and foremost as I believe having a good connection helps facilitate effective counseling and provides the best outcomes. In therapy, I am supportive, compassionate, and am present with individuals both in times of struggle as well as times of achievement and progress. I make sure to meet each individual where they are at and actively listen to and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future with the help of therapy.

Working collaboratively with individuals on their treatment goals is a priority throughout treatment and I encourage open communication regarding what therapeutic techniques and approaches work best for the person so as to ensure the best therapeutic experience.

My counseling style combines strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals. Identifying one's strengths and coping skills that can be used to help work through various issues is an important part of my therapy approach.

I truly value each individual therapeutic relationship and fully empathize with the different emotions a client may experience throughout treatment. I believe that each individual has the ability to overcome struggles but that sometimes having additional support in the form of therapy can help one to better identify and recognize the coping skills and strengths they already possess.

You have taken the first step in creating a healthier, happier you and I would be honored to help you in that journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Read more...
Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #065922 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by K.E. on Apr 21, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Heather is fantastic and has been an amazing partner in my mental health journey. Her expertise and the ability to ask the right questions have helped me advance myself emotionally, be more in touch with my emotions, feelings, and learn how to be comfortable in my own skin. She always seems to know exactly how far to push my work each week, never pushing me too far or to a place where I’m not comfortable. She’s responsive and there for you, and I could not recommend her any more highly.

Written by M.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and career difficulties

excellent