Hello. I know life can at times feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate on your own. I am so happy that you are taking the step to begin working through whatever concerns you may have. When we meet, I hope that you will find a safe place where we can explore these concerns and develop a plan that will have you living your best life.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of counseling experience. I have worked with individuals presenting with a wide range of concerns. I have extensive experience working with individuals with addiction and with their loved ones, with individuals who have experienced trauma, and with families in conflict. I have worked with individuals struggling with life transitions such as divorce, returning to the workforce and career change. I have counseled in mental health, addiction treatment, and criminal justice settings as well as my own private practice
My counseling philosophy is that YOU are the expert of your own life. My approach is integrative, incorporating different therapeutic techniques to make sure that your specific concern is addressed in the way most effective for you. Each person is unique and brings his or her own history making it impossible to utilize only one or two approaches to therapy. People respond differently to styles of counseling. Our work together will always be person (you)- centered and strength-based, because, again, I truly believe that you have what it takes to succeed. My role is to guide and support you in building the skills and confidence necessary to live your best life. I meet each client where you are and build on your strengths and resources. My style is not always “easy”, I will sometimes push you past your comfort zone, but I will always be empathetic and patient and put you first. Oftentimes, clients aren't aware of what is holding them back and keeping them stuck in unhealthy patterns and as a therapist, I can aid in identifying those things. Together, we can undo false belief systems and unhealthy habits. Seeking therapy is the first step in that process.
I look forward to meeting you and to begin working together!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LMHC #000565 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
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She is amazing!
Heather is the best therapist I have ever had and has absolutely changed my life in every way for the better.
Heather has guided me through some serious emotional heavy lifting. I’m grateful for her perspective, insight and support.
I’ve already recommended her to friends, she’s the best. Couldn’t ask for a better counselor
I really enjoy our sessions and the multitude of resources I have for treatment. I trust my counselors skills and feel heard and helped in our sessions.
I came to Heather and Better Help during a time of crisis in love and work, even tho I presented well to the public. Heather helped me identify my core wounds and find strategies to shift away from codependent enabling of others and authentically find a sense of empowerment and autonomy - and work recognize my self worth in the process. I thought I had done this work but I saw I was repeating patterns and fearful of true expression. I love working with Heather and often recommend Better Help as a safe, private, trusted service with strong experts in this field. Thank you!
Heather has been incredible and has helped me in such a short amount of time. She really has re-set my perspective on things and has given me such great tools .
Heather is a great counselor. She not only is a great listener, but also gives great perspective on issues that I have struggled with for several years. I always feel comfortable talking to her, and have never felt judged.
Heather is amazing! I wish she could be my therapist forever. Moving out of state is gonna be so sad when I have to switch counselors.
Heather is an exceptionally considerate, kind and validating therapist. She has been able to work with me through a huge variety of emotional challenges from childhood trauma to sexual relationships and even professional endeavors. She is extremely perceptive and is able to point out unconscious behaviors during our sessions that I am working on in a way that is always supportive and validating rather than invasive. I feel extremely lucky to have found her. I can’t recommend her highly enough - she’s been a huge blessing for me in one of the most tumultuous times in my life. Thank you Heather!
Heather is amazing, she has been with me for a very long time, and remembers my goals and aspirations from when we first began talking. She often reminds me of how far I've come, and can recognize the patterns in my life, even when I can't. I'm very grateful for her!
Heather is amazing. She has such a real world way of explaining things and making it easy to understand and easier to resonate with. It’s almost like talking to a really good friend that knows a lot about you and wants the best for you. I love her personal approach it really makes a difference. I enjoy working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to get through anxiety, rough break ups or anything else that makes you feel off kilter.
Heather has been a fantastic Therapist. She has helped me through all my concerns and worries about my anxiety and phobias. She understands my venting and cheers me on when I make an improvement. She let's me know I'm safe and that my thoughts are irrational and gives me techniques to offset the thinking. Shes messages back multiple times a day and in a timely manner. I would recommend her to any friend or family that is in need of someone to talk to.
Heather checks up on me even if we do not have any scheduled meetings which I appreciate and she is very nice.
Heather was extremely helpful during my time on BetterHelp. She always intently listened to my concerns and discussed the best options that were aligned with my goals that I shared with her. I would strongly recommend Heather to even my closest friends and family. She is compassionate and understanding. I am very grateful for the time I spent on BetterHelp and especially for Heather’s assistance in strengthening my self value and helping my to grow past my struggles.
I've worked with Heather for months now and with her help I'm in such a better place in my life especially mentally. I've been able to redevelop my positive outlook and mindset. And I reached numerous goals I had set most importantly being self acceptance. I definitely would not be where I am without her. She listens better than most people and gives you the tools you need to succeed. She's extremely attentive and responds in a very timely manner. Always checking in if there's an extended period of no communication. Can't say enough good things about her.
Spent years in therapy with different therapists but have made more progress working with Heather than I ever have before.
I can’t emphasize enough how amazingly helpful Heather is. She’s caring, insightful, and open-minded, and our conversations are productive every week. She’s teaching me how to be the best version of myself, and I feel fortunate to be working with her!
Heather has been unbelievably helpful in helping me with the things that I came into counseling for and even more I wasn’t aware of. She remembered, months later, why I came in and even pointed out ways in which I had grown. I’m unbelievably grateful for her and this service because this was my first time doing therapy. I have already recommended this service many times to many friends.
This is the first time I've truly felt understood by a therapist. I feel like part of that is the varied levels of communication offered by the platform, but Heather has definitely learned how to utilize the platform to the fullest potential in providing meaningful care. I am extremely grateful to her.
Though I haven’t been working with heather very long, she has helped me tremendously so far. She is so unbiased and understanding. I feel completely comfortable telling her anything. I really appreciate her approach to things and she really helps me to open up. I hope to undergo serious transformations with the help of heather!
Heather has made me feel safe and able to share issues that need to be worked out. Offered up different options for ways to begin changing my life one small step at a time. She is there for me any time of day in which I have reached out with a worry or current problem I needed guidance with. Love her!
Heather is an amazing therapist and is always available when I need someone to talk to.
Heather is a fantastic counselor. She never minimizes my concerns even when I think they are minimal. She is extremely patient and is just very easy to work with. She keeps you moving forward and does not let you fall back into your comfort zone. Great counselor. Would highly highly recommend.
Heather is incredibly understanding and welcoming. I was very nervous and skeptical about starting this, but she's been so gentle, thorough, and amazing at helping me through the intro process. It is such a relief to have someone who listens, knows exactly what to say, and can send me the perfect resources when I need them. I feel very comfortable with Heather as my therapist and I would recommend her to anyone else in a heartbeat.
She’s the best. I wouldn’t be on my journey to being the person I want to be without her.
Heather is a perfect match for what I am going through. I am so happy that she reaches out to me throughout the week. It really helps and that feels great. I have a crazy work schedule with lots of travel and being able to have sessions -- no matter where -- gives me the therapy I could never get with traditional counseling.