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!
Additional areas of focus: 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
NY LMHC 000565
CT LPC 6799
Heather is an excellent therapist. She has helped me identify core wounds and strategies to shift into better quality of life and overall health. While supportive and nurturing, she is not an enabler so my sessions are productive and elicit personal insights to keep moving forward. 10/10 and would score well off the scale if I could. Thank you.
Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 4 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
I've been working with Heather for 4+ years and she has been godsend. I appreciate her acting as my mirror so that I can comfortably come to my own conclusions. She creates a safe and judgment-free environment where I can be myself. I appreciate her remembering details of our conversations because they act as anchors and reminders in my train of thought. I recommend Heather to anyone exploring their journey in therapy!
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 3 years and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
I appreciate Heather and her knowledge! She is attentive and supportive and always punctual :)
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
She is amazing!
Written on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Heather is the best therapist I have ever had and has absolutely changed my life in every way for the better.
Written on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Heather has guided me through some serious emotional heavy lifting. I’m grateful for her perspective, insight and support.
Written on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and adhd