I am a licensed mental health counselor, who has been working in the mental health field for nearly 18 years. My spouse is active duty in the military, which has afforded me a variety of experience in the counseling/mental health field, as we have moved around the world.
I have worked with families struggling with parenting issues, adults struggling with substance abuse and addiction, and adults with severe and persistent mental health disorders such as Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder with psychosis. Further, I specialize in relationship issues, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism, anger management and Adjustment disorders. I have worked with some very rare disorders, such as Morgellons Syndrome, Trichotillomania, severe Agoraphobia Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder. I have worked in a variety of areas such as in the community in people's homes, a methadone clinic in the "bad part of town" and in premiere treatment facilities in Malibu.
I love helping people and due to my varied experience I feel that I have large set of skill to draw from to help my clients with whatever they are struggling with. As a military spouse and working with the military population, I love working with Active Duty, military spouses and veterans.
I also adore working with the LGBTQ+ community and feel I have a lot to offer. I have specific training in several parent training modalities, in CBT, in Trauma-Focused CBT and in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I feel very strongly that, although I have a lot of tools to work with for my clients, I refused to waste your time if we are not a good fit and I will help you get to someone who is. I hope you feel comfortable in choosing me and I look forward to helping you in any way I can.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
American Sign Language
LMHC #LH60125441 (Expires: 2020-08-01)
LPC #C4230 (Expires: 2020-08-01)
I love that she understands the nuances of military life. I like her science based approach.
I’ve been so stressed with work lately and it has become extremely consuming. Heather is helping me to realize that I’m going to get through this and I’m not alone. Thank you.
Heather is extremely kind, courteous, empathetic and helpful. Recommend.
I have only been with Heather a short while, but she has given me hope when I felt hopeless and scared. She response within 24 hours which gave me that glimmer of light that I needed to make it through the day. She was there for me mentally in way that I knew my loved ones around me couldn't be. I am just on the start of my recovering journey and Heather makes me feel safe and hopeful in her knowledge on how to get to my end goal.
Responsive and offers tools that are helpful in the process.
Heather has been so caring and helpful to me. She responds very quickly and I always feel understood and inspired after talking to her.
I love her insight and expertise so much!
Heather is professional and understanding.
We've only talked a few times but I do feel we are going to be a good fit. She seems very caring and knowledgeable.
A very nice, understanding and helpful person
Heather is kind, patient, understanding and insightful. She's the perfect blend of gentle leadership and understanding listener. She knows just the right questions to ask to make you think and move you forward. I'm glad that I was matched with her.
I had some difficulty in the beginning to pour my heart out to someone I couldn't see and hear, but I have decided to give it a go and it has been a very pleasant experience so far. I don't feel judged and and it's very nice to have such a frequent back and forth in contact, instead of waiting for a new appointment every week for an hour. I'm very happy I have found help where I can speak English, and write about my feeling so that I have time to think before giving a response.
Heather has been very supportive. I see her feedback on my messages as very insightful.
Heather was amazing and provided a lot of insight and helped me greatly.
Heather is a fantastic counsellor. With her support, I was able to overcome issues that had been there for years. I couldn't recommend Heather highly enough.
Heather is awesome. Really kind and asks a lot of questions. She gave me great advice.