Dr. Heather Bryant

(PhD, LPC)

About Me

Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama. My primary background is working with families and helping guide individuals as they find themselves and their place in this world. After working as a therapist for 15+ years, I moved to Los Angeles and I studied further into psychological research and earned a PhD in psychology. My focus of study was on relationships and connecting with others via online venues. This has broadened my expertise and reignited my passion for counseling with others.

Since returning to Alabama, I continue to participate in research and I am also doing what I love - counseling. I have extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and client-centered therapy. The approach I prefer to use is an eclectic style, drawing from multiple therapies as needed and tweaking them to be a best fit for the client in their particular situation. I enjoy working with others and supporting them in their journey as they go through life. I have a faith-based perspective, which I can incorporate into our sessions or not based on your preference.

I enjoy researching how people use online spaces, such as games and apps, to meet and develop relationships and support systems. Developing grounded theories and discovering processes is my passion. I am a mom, wife, daughter, mental health advocate, researcher, crafter, gamer, and I love learning about things different from myself and what I know. I enjoy anything new, such as experiences, foods, restaurants, ideas, games, cultures, languages, or activities. My personal style of interacting is non-judgmental, honest, and genuine.

I look forward to hearing about the current adventures and challenges that you are in and helping you to develop a plan to live out your most authentic self and get the results you want out of life.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Depression , Abandonment , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Emptiness , Expats , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3136 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks

Dr.Bryant is an awesome therapist. We’ve only had one call session and messaged some but I already feel a connection with her that I haven’t felt with a therapist before and I’ve had quite a few. I feel like I’ve finally found a good match that has great feedback. I don’t feel like I’m just paying to be heard. I’m paying to be heard and to get great advice and to be encouraged to be my best self and respect myself. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by T.A. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coaching

Dr. Bryant is all about making progress identifying and tackling issues head on. She is also very empathetic and insightful. She is very committed to ensuring that I have all the tools that she can provide to help me in my journey. Also she is available and very accessible throughout the day. I’m very pleased that I am working with Dr. Bryant she is a huge asset to BetterHelp!

Written by C.A. on Apr 10, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She really puts me at ease and makes me feel like it’s truly ok to express whatever is on my mind with her and I like that.

Written by T.A. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Dr. Bryant is very thoughtful, professional, and kind. She also makes me laugh which is much needed. I am a mental health professional as well and I needed a therapist who understands and also who lets things be light-hearted when I need a break from all of the emotional depth. I really enjoy our conversations and look forward to my responses from her and my live sessions!

Written by K.A. on Apr 03, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She’s so great. Period. That’s all there is to say. Advice is great and she understands me well. She never judges me and makes that very well known. 10/10 recommend.

Written by V.I. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

I would recommend Dr. Bryant to others. She is very responsive and she listens to what I am saying, I enjoy talking with her. I feel safe in sharing private circumstances with her. She is supportive and helps me to work through my confusing thoughts.