Louise Dreyfus is an experienced psychotherapist with nearly four decades of practice. In addition, she has personally practiced Zen Buddhism for over 30 years. She is one of the founding members of the Houston Zen Center and is also entrusted as a lay Zen teacher.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Louise is committed to helping people achieve an abiding sense of calm and self-appreciation thus allowing warm, open relationships with others.
Louise counseled students and families at The Awty International School, from 1997-2018, most recently holding the position of Director of Counseling in the Secondary School. She celebrated 21 years of service and retired from the Awty School May 2018. She continues to share her knowledge and experience with students, parents and educators through the Zen Center and in her private office in Montrose.
In her capacity as a counselor, she taught an innovative course on mindfulness for teens called, ".b" or "stop and breathe." This course helps students to focus their attention, manage stress and emotions, and bring full awareness to the present moment.
Louise invites you to explore mindfulness for yourself and contemplate how developing a practice might benefit you and all of the lives you touch.
Education & Certification:
After attending Louisiana State University for undergraduate school and University of Houston/Clear Lake for graduate school, her post-graduate training was at the Houston-Galveston Institute, a place Internationally known for professionals who courageously challenged the status quo in the field of psychotherapy. The Institute continues today developing cutting edge ideas to help clients achieve the greatest benefits from psychotherapy. Louise also trained for several years at the Milton Erickson Institute in Hypnotherapy in Houston, TX, where she resides.