Rebecca Heron, PhD
Serving Clients In Katy
Dr. Rebecca Heron is a Licensed Professional Psychologist. She earned her Doctorate degree from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom in 2016. Dr. Heron has previously worked in the UK, the Netherlands and now the United States as a Psychologist providing therapy and psychological assessment to a variety of clients.
Dr. Heron has over 13 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked with an array of different individuals; including: children, adolescents, adults and families. Dr. Heron is also experienced in teaching psychology at Master’s level as an Assistant Professor both in Europe and the United States. Thus, she has a very comprehensive and robust understanding of the many aspects of psychology.
Dr. Heron has also published various scientific papers within the area of psychology and presented her research at conferences worldwide. Her background in academia and not just practice allows her to understand the importance of evidence-based treatment and ensuring that all of the approaches that she uses are backed up by research.
Dr. Heron uses a client-centered approach when working with clients, utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, positive psychology and other strategies to meet her client where they are at. She believes in setting realistic goals and providing counseling in a genuine and nonjudgmental way. Dr. Heron has a strong desire to help others and believes that her personal qualities of being a good listener, empathic and caring allow her to do that. Dr. Heron is very invested in her clients and believes that counseling is for everyone no matter a person’s class, race, gender or age.Dr. Heron is very well versed in adapting treatments to individual clients characteristics. She is a very open-minded person and is passionate about building positive relationships with her clients with the main aim of helping them to improve their lives and general well-being overall.
Outside of work, Dr. Heron enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to new places and keeping fit. She understands that the most important tool in terms of change is the therapeutic relationship and so she endeavors to get to know each client on an individual level, so that real change can be achieved and maintained.
“We know from experience and the growing body of supportive literature […] that the therapeutic relationship a counselor forms with each client can be the most powerful tool for helping clients change.” (Cochran & Cochran, 2015).