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.
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
Years of Experience: 7 years
Liberty University , MA Professional Counseling, 2016
Liberty University, MA Human Services Counseling: Marriage and Family, 2009
Kennesaw State University , BA of Psychology, 2007