Heather Feig

(LICSW)
Therapist Heather Feig Photo

About Me

I am a licensed social worker in the state of Washington with over 10 years of experience in a variety of office, community, and residential settings with adults, kids, teens, and families. I received my Masters of Social Work with a dual mental health and chemical dependency focus from the University of Washington in 2011 and have a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies (concentration in Social Sciences) from The Evergreen State College. I have additional educational and clinical hours in the treatment of substance use disorders and have practiced as a Substance Use Disorder Professional in WA.

I practice from a person-in-environment (or ecological) orientation. This means I am interested in all areas of my client’s life and how those domains interact with and provide context for the distress they are experiencing. As a clinician, I am client-centered and strengths-based. I believe the strongest indications of success in a therapeutic relationship are trust/rapport building and an unconditional positive regard for those who allow me into their lives, regardless of age.

I draw from an eclectic toolbox of evidence-based methodologies and interventions, including mindfulness-based approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention, dialectical behavioral skills, relapse prevention, harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and the expressive arts. I bring humor, creativity, and curiosity to all my sessions.
“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #LW60526535 (Expires: 2022-09-22)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

she’s amazing, she understands me and gives me great advice and helps me through my issues ! :)

Written by S.A. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Heather is fantastic. I worked with her for a year and she was so helpful. I’m only changing because I moved out of state. If you need a great therapist, she should be your first choice.

Written by C.A. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Heather takes time in understanding the concerns you have to start on a constructive pathway towards mental betterment. If you tell her what you need, she is accommodating. She is upfront on things if she is unsure if she can help. Overall, I have not had her long, but I feel like she has made me understand myself a lot more than any other counselor I have had.

Written by A.N. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Great communication, very attentive and understanding from the very start

Written by N.A. on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazing listener, creates a safe and warm space for you to work through your problems. Very accepting and socially aware.

Written by T.E. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I couldn’t possibly be more thankful for the care I have received from BetterHelp. Heather was able to break through the walls I have built and gave me tools that I will use for the rest of my life. She asked questions that I could only answer logically, which cut through the harmful rhetoric that sometimes plays on a constant loop in my head. I would suggest working with Heather to anyone, especially if you feel like counseling hasn’t “gotten through” to you in the past. She has a no nonsense way of marching in and helping you put together the pieces and come to your own conclusions.

Written by E.L. on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Heather is a great therapist - she's supportive, insightful, and a great listener. During her sessions, I feel heard, understood & empowered, and I would definitely recommend her to my friends & family.

Written by S.A. on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Heather is by far the best counselor I have ever worked with. No one has ever treated my problems with as much respect, grace, and thoughtfulness as she does. She really helps me to think through every issue down to its roots, but still meets me where I'm currently at for the solutions. She's also incredibly knowledgable, but will immediately admit when she needs to research more about a topic, which I really appreciate.

Written by T.R. on Nov 14, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I've been working with Heather dfor a short time but like it so far.

Written by K.E. on Sep 25, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Heather is the best therapist I’ve ever had, she has really tried to understand me and I appreciate her so much for helping me.

Written by T.E. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She listens and helps me thru my chaotic life

Written by M.O. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Heather is easy to talk to, very responsive and has been an excellent help to me. She has wonderful suggestions, worksheets and tactics to tackle any and all issues I have and is very LGBTQ friendly.