Heather  Schwalen
Vetted

Heather Schwalen

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Georgia, Texas Accepting Online
Updated December 15, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Spirituality & religion
  • Trauma
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Heather Schwalen is a licensed professional counselor serving clients in Georgia and Texas. She works with individual adults across the life-span providing convenient online therapy via video and phone sessions.

Heather helps clients work through difficult thoughts, feelings, and life circumstances in order to support them in making decisions in which they feel confident to navigate their life with meaning and purpose. She seeks to do this through an approach to counseling that is rooted in the concept of attachment and connecting in relationships as well as identifying a client's strengths in order to pin-point solutions to problems. Heather believes in equipping her clients for the changes they wish to make and as such will often recommend resources in the form of handouts or books in conjunction with the counseling sessions.

Heather has worked with clients from a variety of backgrounds and cultures having spent several years living cross-culturally outside of the United States. She also has experience working with at-risk-youth and their families within the Juvenile Justice system as well as couples counseling. She is a Christian and can provide faith-based counseling on request.


Message to clients

Dear counseling seeker,

Navigating life can be challenging, perhaps even daunting at times. I've worked in the counseling field since 2009 when I returned to Cambodia for the second time to work with Khmer nationals and expatriates. My faith, coupled with several difficult life experiences, has led me to help others become resilient and find a sense of purpose through life's difficulties.

I understand that I am just one person walking therapeutically alongside clients to assist them on their journey.

Feel free to send me a message if you would like to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to see if telehealth counseling and my approach would be a good fit for you.

I hope you find the support that you need at this time whether it is working with me or another counselor.

Kind regards,

Heather


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna (in-network in GA, TX)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in GA)
  • Cigna (in-network in GA, TX)
  • Optum (in-network in GA, TX)
  • Oscar Health (in-network in GA)
  • Oxford Health Plans (in-network in GA)
  • UMR (in-network in GA, TX)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in GA, TX)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $130

Additional session information

Therapist's note

For clients who wish to use their insurance, I use Alma and/or Headway to verify benefits and process all claims and payments. Clients are expected to enroll in auto-pay to cover their financial responsibility at the end of each session.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Georgia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 2pm EST
  • Tue 8am - 2pm EST
  • Wed 9am - 2pm EST
  • Thu 8am - 2pm EST
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 1pm CST
  • Tue 7am - 1pm CST
  • Wed 8am - 1pm CST
  • Thu 7am - 1pm CST
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years


Liberty University , MA Professional Counseling, 2016
Liberty University, MA Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family, 2009
Kennesaw State University , BA of Psychology, 2007


Licensure

Georgia: LPC013737

Texas: 76963


Languages

English