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Heather Burgess, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have been in practice since 2018 after obtaining my master’s degree from Montreat College. Additionally, I am currently licensed with the National Board of Certified Counselors and am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist licensed with the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board.

I have served diverse people on an ACTT team and with a men’s residential substance use program in Asheville, NC. I have worked as a crisis hospital advocate with Our Voice, Inc. and I have also offered courses for CEU’s on sex trafficking to various groups. I currently provide in-home therapy to families where the identified client is at risk of out of home placement. This involves working with a family from a systems based approach across school, home, legal, social services, and prosocial involvement to effect change using a variety of tools from modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Art based therapy. In addition I offer private counseling services to individuals aged 13 and up with focuses on a variety of issues including personality disorders, substance use, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, anger management as well as life stressors, such as divorce, moves, and new jobs. My primary approach to counseling is integrative derived heavily from cognitive behavioral therapy with a trauma informed approach.

My role is to assist you in reaching whatever goals you may have for yourself by providing nonjudgmental support and helping to facilitate your journey. I strive to empower you and assist you in expanding healthy awareness, rather than to give you advice. With that said, I also like to be action oriented with specific treatment goals in mind as we work through the reasons you have sought help. You are the expert on you and I am here to support and promote new discoveries. I want you to feel heard, validated, and supported on this journey you have undertaken and I take great joy in every step, small or great, my clients take. I enjoy being creative with a client to devise a plan specific to them to gain success and overcome obstacles in their lives.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information

NC LCMHC 14387


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Heather Burgess. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Heather is always very supportive and kind. She remembers and understands my issues and has thoughtful suggestions.

Written on Jul 16, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues