- Anxiety Treatment
- Chronic Illness Counseling
- Depression Treatment
- Emotional Eating Therapy
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment
- Grief Counseling
- Health Coaching
- Insomnia Therapy
- Life Transitions Counseling
- Panic Attack Treatment
- Relationship Counseling
- Self-Esteem Counseling
- Social Anxiety Treatment
- Stress Management
- Trauma & PTSD Treatment
- Work Stress & Burnout Syndrome
Such experiences can be overwhelming and defeating – leaving you feeling anxious, depressed, alone, broken, damaged, or weird. Whatever you are feeling makes sense. The behaviors you are using have a function and helped you survive and cope. I believe that you have the ability to not only feel and cope better, but to reach whichever goal you are envisioning for yourself, whether it is more peace, balance, contentment, choice, connection, happiness, or fulfillment. From my experience, clients often find that some current or past unresolved life experiences are at the root of what they are struggling with today. It could be anything from relational breaks/violations (e.g. judgmental words said to you, unreasonable expectations imposed on you, lack of nurturing), stressful situations (e.g. separation/divorce, parenting, work), to traumatic events, grief, loss, or trauma (e.g. developmental/complex, generational, historical). Whether you are aware of such experiences in your life or not, they may still affect you today.
Heidi's Other Specialities
Deep healing and lasting positive changes in sensations, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors are possible. I can facilitate such changes, drawing on my experiences as a counselor, trauma therapist, health coach, and former manager in the corporate world, as well as my own life experiences.
I will be here with you on your journey towards self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. I integrate various evidence-based approaches to enable you to process and heal from any unresolved experience in a safe and gentle way. Approaches that I often use are narrative, strength-based, Brainspotting, parts work, mindfulness, and holistic/integrative health approaches. Here is a short description of each: Narrative: like CBT, it helps identify and address the self-limiting thoughts/stories that we tell ourselves and the meaning that we attach to events Strength-based: This therapy helps identify and build upon our inner strengths and core values Brainspotting: like EMDR, it facilitates the processing of unresolved life experiences and leverages the natural healing capabilities of the mind and body. For more information, please go to brainspotting therapy. Parts therapy: helps identify and address the conflicting parts of ourselves like the inner critic, the angry, the anxious, and/or the hurt. Mindfulness: is about learning to notice and accept whatever is in the moment, without judgment. Integrative Health: includes discussing how nutrition, sleep, yoga/exercise, and other mind-body-spirit approaches can support psychological healing and growth Whichever path you take on your journey, I will be honored to walk it with you, with compassion, curiosity, and hope.
More About Heidi
French is my native language, and although I’m fluent in English, I do have an accent.
History And Qualifications
Heidi Hoarau is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, license #80907. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma & Grief Profes
Graduate Degree: University of St. Thomas in Houston - Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Counselor Affiliations: HLPCA - She is on the board of the Houston LPC Association , CCTP - Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, CGCS - Certified Grief Counseling Specialist, CMHIMP - Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, CBT - Certified Brainspotting Therapist
Undergraduate Degree: Master’s Degree in Electrical and Software Engineering
What Clients Are Saying
Powerful for Healing Trauma & Dealing With Family Issues
My therapist is fantastic!! I have worked with her for over a year and she's by far the best therapist I've ever worked with. Some therapists just do "talk therapy." She does so much more! She's trained in Brain Spotting - which is powerful for healing trauma without having to relive the memory. She's also trained in Internal Family Systems - which is POWERFUL for anyone with family issues. Really smart. Strong with logic and intuition. Always learning & stays current on new ideas in therapy and healing. She also knows how to work with you to coordinate your healing with other programs or healing activities you may be doing. Highly recommend you try out a session with her!