About Me

Hi, I’m Heena Khan, 

Parenthood can be joyous yet stressful, precious yet exhausting, rewarding yet frustrating, evolving yet guilt-ridden. My role is to help you navigate through these waves so you can make it to the shore, with everyone still aboard.

I help you find new ways of connecting with yourself and your children so that every task, chore request, homework time, disagreement or conversation doesn’t have to end with a yelling war or slamming doors.

I strongly believe that supporting and empowering parents is one of the best ways to help kids. Disrupting and aggressive behaviors can often cause anger and frustration in parents; I help parents see behaviors as clues to something deeper that needs their attention. My parenting support does not demand balancing it all to perfection, instead I encourage parents to prioritize what’s most important to them in parenthood. I help parents see the uniqueness in their child so we can focus on the donut, not the hole.

My approach to therapy is holistic. When deemed appropriate and beneficial, I address the mind and body together in my sessions by incorporating various therapeutic approaches (EMDR, expressive arts, deep breathing, etc.).

I am currently training to become a Yoga teacher, so I can integrate yoga, breathing, mindfullness with therapy.

In addition to my private practice services:

  • I dedicate time to work with the under served populations at a local community agency providing counseling services to Trauma and Domestic Violence Survivors-both children and adults-at no cost to them.
  • I serve as a Mental Health expert on the Head Start Mental Wellness Committee of Plano, TX, assisting Head Start staff to continue to create emotionally healthy environments at school and extending this to their homes by actively engaging parents.
  • I serve as Adjunct Faculty at the City Colleges of Chicago where I teach Child Development and Intro to Psychology.
  • Served as an Expert Consultant in high profile legal cases related to cultural dynamics.
  • Public Speaking: I frequently provide psycho-education seminars in the community and major conferences on Mental Health issues
  • Professional Development for Clinicians: I provide CEU’s-professional development for clinicians seeking to learn more about Trauma-Informed Care & Domestic Violence.
  • Co-Founder of MAPS, a social enterprise that supports the community in navigating their path to mental wellness; MAPS strives to address stigma and barriers to mental health with community mental health education events and accessibility.

My Academic Achievements

I received an MA in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University and Play Therapy training from University of North Texas, Center for Play Therapy.

I have acquired the following licensure and credentials:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (License# 69121)
  • Registered Play therapist (T3544)
  • EMDR Trained by EMDR International Association
  • Completed certificate in Perinatal Mental Health 
  • In the process of completing 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training

I’m an active member of the Association for Play Therapy and Texas Counseling Association. I utilize evidenced based practices and interventions in my appropriately equipped play therapy and counseling room.

As an individual, parent and counselor, self care is not only essential, but an ethical responsibility so I can be fully present at work and at home. My self care includes, enjoying the outdoors with my husband and two precious daughters, yoga, adding to my travel bucket list, cooking and exploring Dallas’ culinary scene!

Thank you again for your interest in the work I do. Please call 214.810.2156 for a free phone consultation or click here to send me a message.