Heather Schwalen

Licensed Professional Counselor

Heather Schwalen

Licensed Professional Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 76963
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Dallas, Texas 75218
Dallas, Texas 75238

My Approach to Helping

Hello! My name is Heather. If you are reading this you have taken the courageous step to reach out for support. I want to acknowledge your courage because I know what it is like to contact a counselor having walked my own healing journey. I believe integrity is vital to the client-counselor relationship and the counseling process. Therefore, I do not believe in encouraging a client to go where I am not willing to go myself.

I started my counseling profession as a young child in my family system. Counseling others and mediating conflict was just something I naturally did. At the time, I did not realize it was an actual career. So, for me, I see being a counselor as more of a calling than a career. In my early twenties, I went overseas to teach English in Cambodia for two years. During this time, I continued to find myself in the role of a counselor. As such, I decided to return to the United States to pursue my studies.

My path of education in the field was one less traveled. After returning to the United States, I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family. I returned to Cambodia to work 5.5 more years providing counseling services to English-speaking expatriates and Khmer nationals having previously learned the language and culture. I later decided to pursue a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. I completed my post-graduate hours for licensure in Texas while working with juveniles on probation and in a pre-adjudication and post-adjudication government facility. I am grateful for the path I took because it was full of valuable, real-life, on-the-ground experience coupled with the " book knowledge." I have had the privilege of working cross-culturally with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and beliefs.

I am just one person on a client's life journey for a season. I would love the privilege to work with you if you feel I am the right fit. But, beyond that, my hope is that you will find the support you need as you continue to take courageous steps toward personal growth and change.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Hoarding
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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