Reaching out in a time of uncertainty and distress is difficult to do and you are valued and appreciated for using your inner strength to take that first step. As humans, we struggle with being vulnerable and opening up to others, however it is empowering when you allow yourself to work through it with a supportive, professional.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 5 years experience working with individuals and couples experiencing grief, depression, anxiety, trauma related symptoms, relational conflicts, career and parenting challenges as well as domestic abuse. I also have experience in medical social work, inpatient psychiatric services and intensive care hospital units. My approach to counseling is to meet the person where they are at in the moment with respect, compassion, empathy, and non judgmental method of conversation to assist in finding insight into real time issues that are causing distress. My style includes a person-centered focus, systems based theory with a look at psycho-social stages of development, Solution Focus utilizing skills and tools from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy methods. Therapy is not a one size fits all, so I prefer to draw from several theoretical models as each individual has different needs and personalities.
I learn from each of the clients I serve just as they learn from me. I would be honored to be a part of your journey and healing to assist in offering support, skills and tools for healthy coping.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #088343 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
She’s so thorough! Super attentive and great with follow up.
Heather's calm demeanor has created a safe space to express myself and talk about whatever is on my mind. I really appreciate her efforts to ask questions and push me to self-understanding. She's consistent and professional.
I recommend highly recommend Heather. She truly has a gift and I can tell she has a passion for this field. She is excellent at mirroring and helping you gently dig deeper into your self work. She is supportive and compassionate. She is not just going to tell you what you want to hear, but at the same time acknowledges and hears you.. helping to guide you to the answers that were there all along. Her patience is incredible as well. Highly recommend :)
Heather is great! I've been working with her for a few weeks and immediately I felt like I was talking to a close friend, someone who cares. She is a great listener, provided me with resources and links of information I found helpful and responds quickly when needed. I would highly recommend her.
Though I've only just started recently, I feel that Heather is being a tremendous help. She's already helped me understand what good and bad coping methods are and seems genuinely interested in helping me through my problems. Though I was skeptical about this online counseling originally, I now fully believe in it.