Heather Parenti

(LCSW)
Therapist Heather  Parenti Photo

About Me

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. .


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCS19194 (Expires: 2022-01-31)

LCSW #10551 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Reviews

Written by E.L. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I am so grateful to have found Heather. She is a great listener, offers productive feedback in a safe and non-judgemental environment!

Written by J.E. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Heather is absolutely amazing! She listens and gives great advice! She have given me a lot of strategies and I always feel great after my sessions!

Written by J.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She cuts through the bull and helps root out issues and is a very pleasant person to speak with.. knowledgeable and can help guide as well as correct negative thoughts. I look forward to meeting with her every week!

Written by E.L. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I thought going into this that I would go through multiple counselors until I found the right fit but Heather was amazing right away. I don’t feel judged or pressured in any way and feel like she genuinely feels compassion toward me.

Written by C.O. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Heather’s compassionate support holds me so that I can safely share my vulnerabilities and grow through them.

Written by S.T. on May 02, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Heather is very easy to talk to. She is present during session and provides helpful insight and wisdom.