I am licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) in Alaska with 7 years of professional work experience. I have a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with masters degrees in both psychology and industrial-organizational psychology. I am also a certified HeartMath Practitioner and trained in the use of HeartMath Interventions and biofeedback.
I am trained in the use of a variety of therapy modalities including but not limited to: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, and trauma-informed approaches.
I have vast experience in helping clients with managing stress and building resilience, decreasing anxiety/depression, coping with and recovering from addiction (including codependency), and healing from trauma and abuse. I enjoy working with a variety of clients including those with diverse cultural backgrounds and military personnel at all branches and stages of engagement (e.g., retired, veteran, active duty, reserve). My preferred population is adults. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming situations, emotions and thoughts which challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling, happier life and to take the first steps toward change. I am here to support and empower you in making those changes and embarking on your journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AK LPC 182866
Dr.Cromwell has been really great. She has provided me with many tools to help with my anxiety. She has a calming manner about her that helps me feel open to discussing my anxiety and trauma triggers.
Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Cromwell is creative in discussion, incredible at getting to the core topics that have caused the need to seek professional help. During the time I have seen her, I have come to look forward to our weekly meetings as a time for growth, introspection, and doing some real work to become a better, healthier, and more balanced person.
Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management
Dr. Cromwell has been by far the best therapist I’ve ever had the chance to interact with!
I just wish everybody had a Heather in their corner to work with! She’s a shining light on this app that I was very apprehensive about!
She is really great at reading people and picked up very quickly on how I learn and think. So she has been able to equip me with many mindfulness tools with an emphasis on visualization which have been helping me out of a very trying time.
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and grief
Dr. Cromwell is awesome. She's really helped me learn more about myself and grow in ways I didn't expect.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have only been part of BetterHelp for the past few weeks but I have already felt the benefits. I feel more hopeful and I understand I have more to do but I feel that I can become the person I want to be.
Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
She is charming with her kindness and understanding. I feel happy to work with her.
Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse