Yvonne Heim

(M.S., LPC, LCDC)

About Me

Hi,
My name is Yvonne Heim, a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for close to fifteen years. I have a master’s degree in psychology with a specialty in addiction and a master’s degree in human services with a specialty in mental health counseling. My approach to helping clients is I understand every client is different as are the problems they present with and one size does not fit all when it comes to helping clients. There are a variety of theories and techniques to assist clients in reaching his or her goals but, Person Centered Therapy along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has worked well for me in treating clients.

I want clients to feel comfortable working with me and me with him or her. More importantly, I want a client to leave a session feeling like he or she was heard, and the problems, issues, and goals were the focus of the session. During sessions, clients should feel comfortable sharing and asking questions and not feel judged in any way. Person Centered Therapy is ideal for accomplishing those things. I also believe one's thoughts greatly impact one's mood, emotional well-being, and behavior. Teaching clients how to overcome many of his or her negative thinking patterns is extremely helpful and utilizing DBT can be beneficial in assisting a client to achieve peace within while working on problems and overcoming problems through emotion regulation and mindfulness.

I am a Christian and actively practice what it takes to be a good Christian. I lean heavily on God to guide me daily and especially in stressful times and I believe it is God who helped me through the passing of my spouse, childhood traumas, and other challenges that I have faced. If you are wanting to work with a counselor who is faith-based, then I would be happy to have you as my client.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #72546 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on Apr 19, 2021 after counseling with Yvonne for 8 months

She is very caring and thoughtful. She encourages me when things are so difficult with my illness.

Written by A.S. on Feb 07, 2021 after counseling with Yvonne for 1 month

Yvonne helped me find a clear path to navigate through my thoughts and feelings. She was straightforward when I needed it most, but showed compassion in her approach. In just a few short weeks she helped me unpack my issues and organize them nicely. Thank you, Yvonne!

Written by L.I. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Yvonne for 6 months

Yvonne has been everything I need