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Anna Heaps, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Parenting issues Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Life is often full of unexpected twists and turns that can leave us wondering what just happened. My clinical career has primarily been spent helping people adjust to a new normal when life hasn't gone as expected. Whether that be the loss of a loved one, a traumatic event, a life-changing illness, or any other life altering event, I am available to assist with the bumps along the journey of life.

Over the past fifteen years, I have worked as a therapist helping individuals cope with grief and loss, chronic and terminal illnesses, traumatic events, abuse, crisis situations, depression, anxiety, parenting difficulties, relationship issues, adoption, educational challenges, substance abuse, and many other life experiences that require support to navigate. Sometimes we need someone to accompany us on the journey in order to adapt and deal with what arises in life. As a therapist, I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, comfortable environment, which leads to opportunities to discuss life's challenges and how to face them.

My educational background includes a Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Utah (2005) and a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Human Development (2001) from Utah State University. Over the years, I have had many opportunities to supervise and mentor social work interns and new graduates.

My life experiences also include living in Central America and on an Indian Reservation. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, running, baking, hiking, practicing yoga, spending time outside, or enjoying a good book.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Expats, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

UT LCSW 5135560-3501

NV LCSW 7963-C



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anna Heaps. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I know she understands my grief and is great at giving practical help and I appreciate her timely responses.

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Anna is great, she listens to me and really takes time to talk with me. I appreciate her so much!

Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Anna gets 5 stars from me any day! She's thoughtful, attentive, responsive, and knowledgeable in her approach, and her communication style is super kind, warm, and accepting. She responds to messages throughout the day, and her responses make me feel heard and validated. She's also able to provide guidance and objective feedback when necessary, and it never feels like criticism or judgment. Anna's a fantastic listener, and I feel safe being myself around her. She's truly a gem!

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd

Anna has been so instrumental in helping me get to a better mental place over the past few months. She's always available to work through whatever I need during a session.

Written on Mar 20, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is so great at being available and checking in with me often. She always provides great resources and creates a safe environment to open up

Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

We have only had a couple of sessions andi have done most of the talking with everything that I have going on. Anna has given me some tops to try and help my situation that I look forward to reading and implementing.

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Anna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties