Marcey Heschel, LPCA
Get to know Marcey by watching the video below!
It can take a great deal of courage to seek help and support.
If this is your first time considering therapy, or you’re returning
after some time, I commend you. Reaching out is often the
toughest step. And, because of this, I make it my mission as
a therapist to ensure my clients the most comfortable, confidential,
and non-judgmental experience possible.
Since one of the most important factors in client outcome is the
relationship with the therapist, I work hard to build authentic
rapport with each person who enters my office.
I believe strongly in the therapeutic impact of empathy and
unconditional positive regard. When clients feel heard and
understood, they often become the source of their own solutions,
which can be a very empowering experience.
I also believe that therapy is most effective when we explore the
source of our self-limiting beliefs. This involves looking into our
family of origin, and how we came to think, feel and behave as
we do. Through exploring the source, clients often come to see
themselves in a new light which helps them develop a deeper sense
of self-love and worth.
And, much like the courage it takes to seek help in the first place, it
also takes a great deal of courage to explore sources of trauma and
hurt. Once a client is ready and rapport has been established, we
begin to safely descend into these places. Therapy is a process of
self- discovery and healing. Every person is capable of this type of
healing, but it requires willingness. In my experience, the most willing
and open clients experience the greatest levels of catharsis and healing.
Whether a client presents with an immediate issue they are seeking
support for, or a life-time of complexities, it is still necessary to explore
the family system because often how we respond to one issue in life is
how we respond to another. We will look for patterns of thought, feeling
and behavior and seek to understand how these patterns developed.
Most of the time our responses are learned behaviors resulting from
things we were taught or things we learned from our family system.
I have witnessed how much a client can grow just from identifying
self-limiting beliefs and beginning to challenge them.
Therapy is a journey, and some clients enter my office with very little
to no hope for themselves or for change. I assure my clients that I
will hold the hope for them until they can hold it for themselves.
I work primarily with :
Adolescent issues and self-esteem
highly sensitive people/ empaths
multicultural counseling and expats
families / relationships/ couples
Credentials & Experience:
I hold a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, and a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
I completed my Master’s in 2014 and finished a practicum and internship with Springboard Addiction Recovery Centre in Midland, Texas.
I then moved to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and worked as an intern at the Rekindle Centre for Marriage and Family Therapy. There I completed nearly 700 hours under the supervision of Dr. Johnben Loy Ph.d, and Chesly Herd LPC-S.
After re-locating back to Canada, I opened my own practice, Mojo Counseling, as a Canadian Certified Counselor and mental health therapist.
I am now back in Texas and finishing my associate hours towards my full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Mee Gaik Lim, PhD,LMFT-S,LPC-S.
I am a Canadian mother of two, and my family re-located to Cypress in 2020. My husband’s job in oil and gas has allowed us to live abroad. I spent time working in a family therapy practice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which grew my multicultural counseling skills. I also ran my own private counseling practice in Canada, Mojo Counseling.
I love to travel and learn about new cultures. In fact, I think travel is one of the best forms of education! I am familiar with the stress of re-location, and I work well with expatriate families.
My interest in counseling stems from the struggles I experienced as a child and adolescent. I was a very emotional and sensitive child, and often felt misunderstood, depressed and lonely. I now identify myself as an empath and highly sensitive person. Through my own therapy and personal development, I’ve come to recognize these characteristics as superpowers. The work to become an empowered empath is not easy, but it is worth it. We must learn to heal our inner child, and break co-dependent, people-pleasing patterns. I can say that it is possible, because I’ve done it, and I continue to work on myself every day. We only stop growing when we are not open to learning and change. I consider myself a life-long student.
Because I’m an empath, I can relate well to others and understand the complexities of human emotion. I love to be able to provide my clients with a soft place to land on a difficult day. I didn’t have anyone to connect with as a struggling adolescent, so I really enjoy being able to provide connection, empathy and a listening ear for others.
I understand addiction, because it exists within my family system, and I struggled with it myself as a teen. Thankfully I found my path at 21, and only look back to reflect on how far I’ve come. I love to work with struggling teens, because I can relate to how difficult those years can be.
I absolutely love being a therapist, and I believe that this work, along with being a mother, is my purpose. I always hope that my clients can feel my authenticity and unconditional positive regard. I believe that people are capable of change, because I myself have experienced the power of spiritual awakening and growth.
By recognizing our values, and aligning ourselves with them, we become more congruent. I work to live an authentic life aligned with my values, and I work diligently to help my clients do the same. I promise you, if you’re open to the therapeutic process, change and healing will come. I’ll bring the comfortable and safe environment, all you have to do is take the first step. When you do that, the bridge appears.
In my spare time, I write children’s books about mental health related topics, such as empathy and mindfulness. I am also an eight time half marathon runner and advanced scuba diver. I believe that exercise and healthy eating are paramount parts of a healthy life. I hope to meet with you soon.
Marcey Heschel is currently taking new clients and has immediate availability
Rates for sessions:
$100 Intake Session
$80 Regular Session
Marcey is currently taking
clients under CIGNA