Hello and welcome. Congratulations on taking the first step in your wellness journey by looking for a therapist who can help and support you. It's important to have a good match with your therapist so I'd like to to share a bit about myself so you can know me better. I have a Bachelor Degree with high honors in Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College in Nebraska. I am licensed in the state of Nebraska as a Certified Professional Counselor (#426) and a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (#887). I've been a full time therapist for 30 years and in group private practice for the last 15 of those years. I've worked in a number of settings including agency based, private practice groups, hospitals and nursing homes.
I work with adults and treat a wide variety of problems including anxiety, depression, adjustment problems, relational issues, grief, and trauma to name a few. I have specialized training in PTSD so have had the honor of working with many trauma victims. I also have training and experience in co-occurring disorders (mental health and addictions). I am trained in John Gottman's method of couples work. I've spent many years providing therapy for seniors and at one time had a satellite clinic in a nursing home. I understand and practice traditional therapeutic techniques as well as complementary and alternative ones . I believe in attending to the whole person (physical, health, nutritional, emotional, social, spiritual, etc). I believe that at our core we are all healthy, wise and loving and have the capacity to heal from the wounds and experiences that have covered up our access to those deeper more authentic places of who we are. I tend toward Positive and Eastern psychology and I take a non judgmental approach with clients. I find that compassionate understanding helps clients to feel they are in a safe psychological environment that allows them to bring their whole self to the table. In 30 years I've accumulated a vast array of resources such as podcasts, articles, videos, apps, etc and I provide information and resources for clients to explore, review, and practice outside of session. My approach varies and includes Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Emotional Freedom Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Humanistic. The approach that we choose would depend on your presenting issue as well as your personal style, preferences and beliefs. I hope to have the opportunity to partner with you in your journey toward feeling better.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Control Issues, Dissociation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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I would say she gives me strength to face my problem. She believe everyone is doing their best which makes me positive.
Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management
I am pleased to write a review for Heather and even though I have never met her in person I feel like I have known her for years and is part of my family. We chat once a week and I always feel better after our sessions. My daughters talked me into doing this in the first place but know I thank then for making me try! I hope some time I will be able to meet Heather in person. She is great!
Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 8 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
She has been very instrumental in my therapy. I like that she uses various methods of providing information to assist me.
Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Heather is an amazing therapist. She is caring, understanding and she’s really good at her job.
Written on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes