Licensed Professional Counselor
Certifications and/or training: Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
People often ask me, “Do you like what you do? Don’t you get tired of hearing people’s sad stories? Doesn’t it make you sad?” I tell them I love what I do because: I know what I’m doing, I’m great at it and I’ve been there, I get it.
My clinical experience has been in community settings including Bo’s Place, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, and psychiatric hospitals. I have experience in the areas of grief/loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, anger, stress, relationship issues, bipolar disorder and so on. Being in a diverse city such as Houston, I’ve helped many different faces. Plus, my multicultural background helps me connect with a variety of people.
I’m great at what I do! That’s why I do it. As early as the 6th grade, I knew I wanted to be a counselor. I’ve always taken pride in my family and friends confiding in me. Plus, I am not your typical “smile and nod” counselor. I roll up my sleeves and get in there with you.
Most importantly, I know the struggle, I’ve been there too. Having experienced a painful and life-altering loss of my own, I have a special place in my heart for grievers. I know about the never-ending, uninvited, roller-coaster of emotions grievers experience. I remember some days of not leaving my bed or other days of laughing and smiling just to make others believe I was “okay.” But I wasn’t okay. I was broken-hearted. And like everyone else, I had no idea what to do.
That’s when I came across The Grief Recovery Institute®, and the more I learned about the program, the more I felt in my heart that it was exactly what I needed to help me heal. I went through the program myself and decided to pursue a specialization in grief recovery. Through my own healing, I developed a passion to help other grievers. If you are ready to say goodbye to the pain, I am ready to help you.
When scheduling an appointment, please ask for Asma Rehman.