Heather Abreu

(MSEd., LMHC)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #000565 (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Oct 13, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by E.M. on Oct 11, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She’s the best. I wouldn’t be on my journey to being the person I want to be without her.

Written by J.E. on Oct 10, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

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.