Welcome, and thank you for connecting! I have 18 years of counseling experience with families, adults, and teens in community mental health. I have lived in Wyoming for 25 years, have 2 teenage children, earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2001, and was licensed to begin counseling practice in WY in 2002. I have a full work history over this time with individual adults and teens, groups, couples, and families in brief and longer-term practice. I have also been a Clinical Program Supervisor, Emergency Services Counselor in clinic and hospital settings, and am a Certified Mental Health Educator and Trainer. Process counseling in grief, trauma, stress, anxiety, adjustment, communication, relationships, drug and alcohol issues, and depression have been my focus. I have trained in the Best Practices of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). I have developed a strong practice that focuses on a persons strengths using Brief Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. There are many factors and layers that contribute to feeling unsteady and a desire for change. My training emphasizes understanding how our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors impact each other and how a connection to a healthy body and choices effects most everything we do. Therapy is a learning process for both of us: education, understanding, setting goals, and practice...you will want a warm, interactive, and inviting relationship with a counselor to walk through these changes with and I can provide that.
I look forward to practicing with you…
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #396 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
I am very satisfied so far with Heath and his attention to details. He has given me more information in two weeks than the two months I was going to in person therapy. He really knows his stuff!
Heath could identify within the first sessions what kind of approach I could benefit most from. I felt the sessions were giving me great insights and I like his connection to spirituality. He has a calm presence and responds effectively to messages. Many thanks to him for helping me understand myself better!
Heath is very good at helping me sort through my emotions and pinpointing what is bothering me. He doesn’t make me feel judged or crazy when most people in life probably would for some of the things I’m dealing with. I’ve been learning to be more direct when I communicate in my relationship and Heath had a big part in that.
Heath has been a very reassuring and insightful presence in my life. I regularly receive key insights into my behavior and have lots to reflect on and start working with. I have found the tools he recommends and provides empowering and the methods simple and healthy. I would recommend Heath to anyone.