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Heather Ford, LMSW

Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation
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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.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues Self esteem, Motivation

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

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.

Heather is extremely thoughtful, dedicated, and strong therapist. I was a mess (burn out and panic attacks) before meeting her and have found a lot of clarity, put in good boundaries, and feel better about my mental health as a result of working with her. I would highly recommend her especially for females in difficult work environments.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

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 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

Love her! She’s the best.

Written 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

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.

Written 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