Heather Parenti, LCSW
My clients come in with many different troubles and often, the troubles lead to a great many other problems that they have or have had in their lives. There is no problem too big and there is a way to live better. I believe we are looking for contentment. To feel "okay" and, today's society tries to warp us into believing we are not okay because we need something else than what we have right now. We all have the capacity to choose a better life, better relationships, better care for ourselves. The answer is not outside of us but within. I work with children, teens and adults that think they're not enough. We are all enough.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years, licensed in both California and Connecticut. I received my degree from California University Long Beach, living in Southern California most of my life until moving to Connecticut in 2017.
I am a professional and have worked in many entities including private practice since 2004, the medical and mental health community, the education system, and athletic coaching. I have been a competitive athlete since childhood and continue training and competing through all life transitions. Additionally, I have created space and time to practice yoga and meditation. I have also accepted that I am an artist - writing, drawing and painting through change and growth.
My treatment approach is varied based on my client. My main theoretical framework is probably Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but also utilize Mindfulness/Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
I can help individuals who are experiencing many things in life. I have clients and former clients leading full, enriched lives because of the guidance I have provided through the therapeutic process. .
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 19194
CT LCSW 10551
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Heather Parenti. 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 has been very helpful. I always del heard and understood. She has given me strategies to better deal with my stress and I feel that I haven’t grown as a person with the use of these skills and strategies. I am very thankful for her expertise and suppose and would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
I enjoyed the work that Heather and I did together. She has a great outlook on anxiety and eating disorders and helped me a lot.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I would recommend heather to anyone who needed someone to talk to. She is very wise, and has great words and advice. I am thankful to have her as my therapist. If I would just like to chat, she will do a live chat. I love her flexibility. Betterhelp gives so many options to talk to a therapist, and that is one thing I love about Betterhelp.
Written on Aug 11, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Heather is the best!
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem
Heather is a great listener and is always giving me things to consider which I appreciate a ton. She is super nice and easy to get along with. I enjoyed our sessions very much.
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Heather is very pleasant to talk to. She is patient and a very good listener. She takes the time to relate to my issues and help guide me through them. She makes it a point to check in on me on things we have touched on in other sessions. I appreciate her demeanor and non-judgemental advice.
Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd