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Zoraya Henao LPC

Associate Practitioner & Licensed Professional Counselor

Covering Challenges Related to: Trauma, Grief & Loss,
Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Young Adult Transitions,
Self-Exploration, Spiritual growth, Parenting, and Relationship
Challenges.

Counseling Services Offered 

Individual, Couples, & Family Counseling-for adults of all ages,
school-aged children & adolescents.

Specialty Training & Experience *

  • Over 7 years of experience as a mental health therapist
    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, EMDR,
    Solution-Focused Therapy, and IFS.

  • National Certified Counselor [NCC] since 2015 in good
    standing.

  • Certified Hypnotherapist since 2015.

Education: 

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    November 2015 Walden University, Minneapolis, M

  • 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

About Me:  

I am originally from Mexico; born and raised. I immigrated to the
United States in my early twenties. Back then, I had a very
different life planned, and my visit was only temporary. Then life
happened. I ended up deciding to stay, and to try a life in this
country. As the story goes, starting a new life in a different
country wasn’t easy. There were years of adjusting to a different
culture/language, to grieving what I had left behind, and finding
myself and my purpose.
After some cross-country moves and a few existential crises, I ended up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where I finished my Master’s degree, began my career, met my life partner, and made my home [away from
home].

 

Some things I love: animals (included the humans in my
life), nature, exploring the unknown, good tacos, random acts of
kindness, a good laugh, kayaking, the Oregon coast, new
experiences, a good mystery, interesting conversations, a cabin
in the woods, serenity, authenticity, and my morning coffee.

Treatment Philosophy: 

My therapeutic approach is founded on humanistic and
existential philosophies, as well as ancient healing folk
practices, 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. Other
times we are wounded when we are most vulnerable, leaving a
mark on our being that continues to hurt as it gets triggered
again and again, which can often lead to feeling "stuck",
powerless, and ultimately, hopeless.

My primary role as a therapist is to facilitate the process of
healing and self-discovery by working with parts of yourself that
are feeling stuck, rigid, and fearful, and may be sabotaging your
instinct to thrive and live authentically. The focus is to increase
self-awareness, learn to live in the present moment, get to know
and love yourself, and develop trust in your organisms' innate
ability to heal and find its way back to balance. I offer a safe
space in which all parts of you are welcomed. I offer authenticity
in who I am, and genuine care for who you are, your life story,
and what brings you to therapy.

 

Insurance Accepted

Pacific Source, Regence, First Choice Health Network, Out-of-
Network, & Self-Pay Insurance, MODA, OHP Trillium/Pacific
Source (Medicaid).

*Specialty Training & Experience includes areas of focus and interest practitioners have obtained additional hours of training and experience in. Any specialties the practitioner has received certification in will appear under Education & Certification.

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such

beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity,

joy, healing, and inclusion.”

—MDP