Welcome to my page! I'm Heather D. Vest, an experienced and dedicated therapist with over 12 years of professional experience. Holding a MS Mental Health Counseling and licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the agency NBCC, I am committed to providing personalized and effective mental health services.
Throughout my career, I have gained valuable expertise by working in diverse settings, enabling me to deliver high-quality therapy tailored to meet your unique needs. My expertise in trauma therapy stems from my time volunteering and facilitating groups at organizations such as Midland Rape Crisis and Children's Advocacy Center and Rays of Hope. These experiences have deepened my understanding of the impact of trauma and strengthened my ability to provide compassionate and effective trauma-focused counseling.
I believe in the power of embracing one's authentic self, flaws and all, to facilitate growth and healing. In our sessions, I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I utilize a range of therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to meet each client's unique needs. My training in EMDR by Rick Levinson allows me to incorporate this powerful technique to help individuals process and heal from distressing experiences.
I provide virtual and phone counseling, offering flexibility and convenience for clients to engage in therapy from the comfort of their own homes. The virtual platform allows for a safe and comfortable environment where we can work through your challenges together. Throughout our sessions, I strive to infuse humor and compassion, recognizing them as powerful tools for healing. Therapy doesn't have to be all serious and somber; I believe that laughter and genuine human connection can play a transformative role in the therapeutic process.
As your therapist, my goal is to support you in your journey towards personal growth, healing, and well-being. Together, we will explore your concerns, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience. I am dedicated to walking alongside you, providing guidance, encouragement, and validation every step of the way.
I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and provide the support you deserve. Let's embark on this transformative journey together, embracing your authentic self and unlocking your true potential for a fulfilling and meaningful life.
Heather Danielle Vest
MS, LPC, NCC
M.S. Mental Health Counseling, Walden University
B.S. Social Psychology, Park University
Licensed by Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Nationally Certified by National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.