Zoraya Henao LPC
Associate Practitioner & Licensed Professional Counselor
Covering Challenges Related to: Grief & Loss, Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Young Adult Transitions, Self-Exploration,Coping Skills, Parenting, and Relationship Challenges.
Counseling Services Offered
Individual, Couples, & Family Counseling-for adults of all ages, school-aged children & adolescents.
Specialty Training & Experience
Over 5 years of experience as a mental health therapist in community mental health settings across different states providing individual, family, couples, and group therapy.
Bilingual/Bicultural, fluent in both Spanish and English languages.
Trained in different therapeutic modalities, to include: Gestalt Therapy, CBT, Person-Centered Therapy, DBT, and Solution-Focused Therapy, among others.
Integrate systemic therapeutic modalities (such as IFS, EFT) for relational work.
Trained on parent group facilitation with Incredible Years and Nurturing Parenting curriculum.
Currently registered to train on EMDR (projected completion May 2020).
Current chair of Looking Glass’ counseling program Cultural Awareness and Equity Committee.
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling November 2015 Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Graduate Degree/Specialty in Gestalt Therapy January 2006 Instituto Humanista de Psicoterapia Gestalt, Queretaro, Mexico
Bachelor of Education May 2002 Concentration: Educational Psychology Universidad de Montemorelos, Mexico
I feel so grateful to have a profession that is both challenging and rewarding in so many ways. I can honestly say that I am happy to go to work everyday! Outside of work, you will find me hiking in nature, taking road trips exploring the unexplored, reading a good mystery, making friends with our neighborhood wildlife, taking on house projects, and most recently, embarking on my very first D&D campaign, among other things.
I was born and raised in northern Mexico. I've traveled extensively, both here and abroad, and I have lived what I would describe as pseudo-nomadic life. I have found that change has been crucial to my personal growth. It has taught me to trust my intuition, live authentically, and to trust "the process" as it constantly unfolds. I moved to Eugene in 2018, and it's the place my husband and I currently call home.
My therapeutic approach is founded primarily on humanistic and existential philosophies, which place emphasis on a person’s natural tendency to thrive and achieve self-actualization. Just like any other living organism, we instinctively strive for balance (homeostasis) in our ever-changing environment. Some of these changes can be too abrupt, unexpected, painful, and difficult to adjust to, which can often lead to feeling "stuck", powerless, and ultimately, hopeless.
My primary role as a therapist is to facilitate the process of self-discovery by working with parts of yourself that are feeling stuck, rigid, and may be sabotaging your natural instinct to thrive. The overarching goal is to increase self-awareness, learn to live in the present, and trust your organisms' innate ability to heal, regain strength, and find its way back to balance.
Out-of-Network & Self-Pay Insurance. Contracts in process to be in-network with Pacific Source, Regence, MODA, & First Choice Health Network