Heather Stroud

Heather Stroud, LPC

My Mission: Mrs. Stroud is passionate about helping individuals develop, renew, and enhance skills necessary to improve one’s overall functioning. Mrs. Stroud attempts to normalize therapy and help individuals feel welcomed and supported to allow for growth and empowerment.  

My Focus: Mrs. Stroud seeks to help children, adolescents and young adults feel understood and learn healthy ways to express and cope with strong emotions. She also works to help families learn and utilize positive therapeutic skills to cope with family concerns resulting in enhanced family functioning. Mrs. Stroud encourages family cohesion while also respecting the importance of individuality. She seeks to help each individual feel hopeful and empowered through practices utilized in therapy. 

My Experience:  Mrs. Stroud is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Texas and has over 8 years of experience providing therapeutic services for children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Mrs. Stroud is currently working towards her registration as a registered play therapist. Mrs. Stroud is trained in Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has experience helping individuals of trauma involving abuse, domestic violence, and immigration issues. She is also trained in Triple P – Positive Parenting Practices and has helped parents learn alternative parenting techniques to improve family functioning. Mrs. Stroud has collaborated with schools to provide therapeutic services in an individual and group setting. She also applies lessons learned when serving as a teacher at a private school in inner city Houston. She is a member of the Texas Counseling Association and the National and Texas Association of Play Therapy.

My Technique: Mrs. Stroud values and respects the therapeutic relationship and attempts to help individuals feel welcomed and supported by building rapport and earning trust. She especially believes if children feel genuinely understood, children will then be encouraged to share more resulting in growth and a feeling of overall safety. Mrs. Stroud supports the belief to meet the individual in the here and now; and therefore, applies treatment modalities that best fit the individual and their needs in their present state and situation. She encourages involvement from all that seek support and highlights strengths from all efforts contributed. Mrs. Stroud incorporates directive and non-directive play therapy techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, social skills building techniques, and family-based theoretical approaches. Overall, she attempts to help individuals feel healthier and hopeful.

About Me: Mrs. Stroud is a wife and mother of two amazingly beautiful, strong-minded girls. She and her husband, who have been married over 10 years, still enjoy sitting in the backyard listening to Texas Country Music. Mrs. Stroud also likes spending time with her family and especially values the relationship she has with her nephews. When she is not busy taking her girls to various sport and extracurricular activities, she enjoys shopping, creating her latest Pinterest find, or sitting in a cozy chair coloring a mandala and listening to Pandora. 

Education/Credentials:

Registered Play Therapist, Current work towards registration

Licensed Professional Counselor, 2013

University of Houston – Master of Education in Counseling

Baylor University – Master and Bachelors of Arts in Sociology

 

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