Heather Hawkins

(MS, LPC)

About Me

Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. I truly hope that you find the help you are looking for whether it is with me or another therapist. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Missouri. I earned my Master of Science degree (MS) specializing in Counseling Psychology from Avila University. I have practiced therapy in a Community Mental Health Agency, outpatient clinics, and private practice. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families and adults. I have extensive experience in working with those who are coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, self-esteem, relationship issues, and stress. People struggling with addictive behaviors are also a specialty of mine.

I am open-minded, compassionate, warm, interactive and non-judgmental. My counseling style combines person/client centered treatment, cognitive behavioral and trauma therapy modalities. I am trained in a number of psychotherapy modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Reprocessing (EMDR). TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents who have been impacted by trauma. This approach successfully resolves many emotional and behavioral difficulties that are associated with trauma experiences. EMDR is a therapy approach that helps individuals who have dealt with loss, trauma or abuse. My treatment approach involves tailoring your treatment to your needs and goals with use of evidence-based treatments. I believe the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship, connection and comfort that you feel with the person who choose to disclose your personal struggle with. I believe each person can grow by working through things from the past that are holding them back and learning skills to help them when they feel stuck. It would be my privilege to be able to share this journey with you and help you share your personal truths with me and be accepted and understood.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2012041939 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Heather cares a lot about what I have to say and she has helped me prioritize what matters most. She helps me stay on track and stay focused on what matters most.

Written by V... on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's amazing, keeps it professional, I wish she didn't so much haha, but love her 1 yr strong!

Written by A.U. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I think Heather has been a wonderful match for me. I feel comfortable discussing anything with her, and trust her to give me honest feedback. She is very calming, and provides a relaxing atmosphere in which to open up about difficult topics. I think she is great at what she does and would not hesitate to recommend her services.

Written by R.O. on Dec 21, 2019 after counseling with Heather for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I've been working with Heather for a year and she completely changed my life. She listens and really hears you, is incredibly supportive, and breaks things down into manageable steps. I have so many more coping skills and communication strategies because of her. She challenges me in the best ways and pushes me to be better, and even when I don't want her to be, she's always right. Heather would make a great counselor for anyone to work with.