About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years experience working with adults and couples in a variety of capacities including inpatient and outpatient mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and juvenile probation. I am a commissioned officer and combat veteran, and served nearly 10 years as a clinician with the US Air Force. I received my Masters of Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University in 2007 and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Michigan.

I excel at working with couples, as well as first responders and military veterans. My approach is warm and caring but I am also blunt and will tell you exactly what I think and will encourage you to push yourself to do everything you can to feel better. I will level with you, coach you and motivate you.


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

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


MI LMSW 6801089428


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Heather Ford. 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.

Written by M.. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

After working with Heather for just a few months my quality of life has significantly improved. She has provided me with the tools necessary to be better equipped for life in general. She has helped me identify various negative factors in my life as well as behaviors in myself that I was not fully aware of and then she proceeded to help me work through them and help set myself up for better outcomes in the future. I am so grateful for her and the help she has provided me!

Written by L.U. on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Love her! She’s the best.

Written by L.A. on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Heather is a great, truthful and respectful therapist. She is non-judgemental and helped me unravel challenging situations that I felt stuck in. I'm enjoying my jounery in therapy with Heather and would recommend her to others.

Work with me!