Frequently Asked Questions

I am most experienced working with adults over 25 years old. I would be happy to provide you with referrals of therapists who work with children, adolescents or young adults.

Sessions are planned for an hour. That being said, it is important for me to honor the fact that some clients’ processing may not fit within a traditional 60-minute session. Thus, I take this into account in my schedule and strive to leave extra time available beyond the hour if needed. I also offer sessions of 1.5 hour and 2 hours.

The initial session is $195. Follow-up sessions are $180 (1-hour), $240 (1.5-hour), and $300 (2-hour).

I am considered an out-of-network provider by insurance companies. If you are considering using your out-of-network benefits, I recommend that you call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask what are your out-of-network benefits to check whether you would be reimbursed and what would be covered. If you decide to proceed, I would provide you with a “superbill” to submit to your insurance company.

Note that paying privately as opposed to using your insurance allows you to opt out of receiving a formal diagnosis that may impact life insurance and employment. It also allows full flexibility in terms of number of sessions and type of approaches, so that therapy can be truly personalized to your needs.

I do, though at the moment discounts may be limited as I have reached my maximum capacity for significant sliding scales and pro-bono services. I recommend that you book a free 15-min consultation for us to discuss this directly.

From my experience having offered both in-person and virtual therapy, the vast majority of people find that either works equally well for them.

Some do prefer in-person, especially if they are not at ease with technology, want a break from it, or do not have a private space in their home environment. In the latter case though, people have found that doing virtual therapy from their car resolved this issue and worked well for them!

More surprisingly maybe, some people expressed liking online therapy better than in-person, not only from a logistical perspective of not having to waste time in transport and having more options to schedule sessions, but also from a relational perspective as they felt more comfortable and safer meeting from home via video-conference.

I only provide virtual therapy at this time. If you are not sure if that would work for you, I encourage you to give it a try. I offer a risk-free initial session: if you do not like it, I will not charge you for the session and I will provide you with referrals of therapists providing in-person therapy. Note that I can only provide virtual therapy to you when you are physically located in the state of Texas.

The duration of therapy varies for each individual. Many factors play a role, including the nature of your issues and your goals for therapy. It is a collaborative process, and it is important to work at a pace that feels comfortable and effective for you.

The approaches that I use do not require you to provide details of what happened to you. Whenever you evoke difficult experiences, I would encourage you to notice if you feel activated, how much, and where you feel this activation/sensation in your body. This helps tap into where your brain and body are holding unresolved trauma, stress or grief. It also helps you stay mindfully in the present while connecting with any activation from the past. This “dual awareness” is essential to avoid getting retraumatized by reliving the experience as if you were in the past again. This mindful process opens the path to accessing your innate healing capacity and to transforming what is preventing you from feeling fully alive and connected to yourself and others.

The connection between you and your therapist plays a pivotal role in the effectiveness of the therapeutic process. It is crucial to find a therapist who makes you feel safe and whose approaches resonate with you. If you feel that the connection is not strong with me, please feel free to bring it up to my attention. My priority is to ensure that you receive the support that you need, even if it means exploring alternative therapeutic options and providing you with referrals of other therapists who may be a better fit for you.

The easiest way is to use my online booking system – just click on “Booking” in the navigation bar at the top or click on the floating button to “Request a Session”. There you can either book a free 15-min consultation if you have questions or an initial session if you are ready to give it a try. If you do not find a convenient date/time for you in my calendar or if you prefer to contact me first, please send me an email at [email protected] (or use the Contact form), or leave me a voicemail at 832-510-0522. I am looking forward to connecting with you!

It is tricky and I do not expect you to call me by my last name, I go by Heidi, but if you would like to give it a try, the easiest way to say it is Oh-A-Row.

I strive to create a space where you may access your own “heart space” that may be defined as a place of love and acceptance within you where healing for yourself and others can happen, a place of awareness and understanding that guides you to make choices that feel right and true to who you are, making you feel authentic, expansive and alive.

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