Hi, my name is Heather Dominguez. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Alaska with over 20 years of experience working as a clinical therapist with various populations throughout the United States. I began my career in Alaska 8 years ago as a Parenting with Love and Limits Therapist. I worked to help put many families back together again. My most recent experience, the last 4 years, has been as an Itinerant Therapist in the North West Arctic. My experience includes but is not limited to: vocational counseling, crisis intervention, trauma, chemical dependency, grief and loss, family, and spiritual matters.
• Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Blue Mountain College, Blue Mountain, Mississippi 1993.
• Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, Southwestern, Fort Worth, Texas 1997.
• Certified in EMDR for those with trauma
• Proficient in Spanish
Due to the fact that I was born in North Mississippi and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, I like to say that I am a “little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.” I have lived in Alaska since 2013. I have worked 4 of those years in the Northwest Arctic and 4 years on the Kenai Peninsula. My years in the Northwest Arctic were often spent doing crisis counseling with first responders and family members of those tragically lost to unexpected tragedies. I have a great deal of respect for those who are brave enough to say that sometimes I need a little help. I am a woman of Faith but I do not impose my values on others. Often times Faith can be a source of healing for ourselves and our families.
It takes courage to come to a stranger and share some of your most shameful, often painful moments with. I will be honored to assist you and your family with achieving a balance in life that you are looking for.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AK LPC 153225
I've only had a couple of sessions with Heather but already she has stimulated me to make some profound changes in my life. Heather is easy to talk to and makes every effort to be fully present, listening and relating to my experiences. So far so good!
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief
Heather has a unique style that fit perfectly with my needs. She offers great perspective, effective tools and listens extremely well. Heather makes a difference and I won't hesitate to work with her again if needed.
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Written on Sep 02, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Heather is a very warm and caring therapist. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Jul 23, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Great therapist, understanding and a variety of methods to help
Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Heather has been really helpful helping me define what the issues I want to work on are; she checks in with me when she knows I have something stressful to deal with and holds me accountable for working towards the goals I have set. I thoroughly enjoy my sessions and feel like she truly cares about my successes as we navigate through my past trauma and my current challenges.
Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, coaching, and adhd