We had the good fortune of connecting with Quanya Linen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Quanya, what do you attribute your success to?
Being authentic and speaking to my clients’ pain while offering them the tools and skills to navigate and work through them have been an important factors behind Her Therapy’s success. When a potential client reaches out to me for counseling services, they often tell me that they felt I was speaking directly to them after reading my bio. I want my clients to feel heard and understood, so I work really heard to create a safe space where they can be their true authentic selves while working through their challenges. I attribute these factors to the success of Her Therapy.What should our readers know about your business?
Her Therapy has been offering quality, personal, online counseling services to women before it became as common as it is today. As a result, I’ve been able to provide support for clients state-wide which allows women, especially women of color, to have access to a skilled counselor who looks like them no matter where they live. I’m most proud of they way I’ve been able to connect with my clients and build rapport with them, resulting in a lasting and impactful client-therapy relationships. One of the factors that have helped me build a successful practice is meeting my clients where they are and building strong connections with them. I’ve gotten where I am today due to the talented and supportive people in my corner. I’ve been intentional about building relationships with other clinicians and joining various counseling groups so I can learn the skills behind practice-building. I also take pride in professional development and strive to improve my knowledge on counseling skills and to stay up-to-date on the latest in my profession. It’s important for me to stay aware about what’s going on in the world as it impacts my clients and myself. I’m committed to client’s overall wellbeing and work hard to support them every step of the way.Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m relatively new to Houston so I’m still learning the area. However, I enjoy food so we’d hit up some brunch spots during the week. We’d check out the Breakfast Klub, Lucille, and Grace’s. We’d also dine in Third Ward, at Phil and Derek’s, Brennan’s, and hit a food truck or two. I LOVE museums, so I’d take my friends down to the museum district where we would visit the Buffalo Soldier Museum and whatever else tickles our fancy. We would walk through the Heights, and then hit up the Galleria mall since most out-of-towners want to check out this massive mall. We most definitely would explore the creative street art throughout the city and take in the natural sights at Buffalo Bayou park. I’m a beach lover, so lastly, we would take a trip to Galveston where we would visit the shops in the downtown area and get some fresh seafood.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My cousin and mentor, Dr. Diane Kern, a Washington D.C. based psychologist, author, and founder of Happy and Healthy U, has played a major role in the development of my practice. She has mentored, supported, and encouraged me while providing me with so many tools and resources based on her years of experience. I’m so thankful to have my cousin in my corner. Thank you!

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