Heather Rhodes

(LPC, LCADC, ACS)

About Me

Hi, my name is Heather Rhodes and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey. I have been working in the field of mental health and substance abuse since 2003. My experience has been with a variety of individuals dealing with many different symptoms and diagnoses. I have experience helping people with substance abuse and other process addictions, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, domestic violence (both victims and perpetrators), anger management, co-dependency, intimacy and relationship problems. I am trained in EMDR although this is not a modality I use in online therapy. I have worked in substance abuse facilities, the courts, women's programs and a community mental health center.

My counseling style is a person-centered, eclectic, trauma-informed approach. I utilize a variety of approaches including CBT, Motivational Interviewing, DBT, Humanistic, Internal Family Systems and others that all contribute to my eclectic style. I believe in following your lead in creating goals for counseling since you are the best expert on yourself. I utilize a collaborative approach and adapt to suit your needs. I can be directive and solution-focused or I can just be a supportive listener depending on what you need. I have a straight-forward approach and appreciate feedback so we can continually examine how the therapeutic relationship is going and I can make tweaks along the way since counseling is a dynamic process.

It takes a lot of courage to make a step toward your mental well-being. I am ready to assist you and honored to be a part of your journey whenever you are ready. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00362400 (Expires: 2018-11-30)


Reviews

Written by D.M. on Aug 10, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Heather continues to help me through my daily struggles and worries. I'm very fortunate to have her by my side on a daily basis!

Written by E.S. on Jun 15, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

I feel confident in the expertise of my counselor and I feel that I am heard. The only suggestion that I have is that it would be helpful if various ways of communication were offered by the counselor (phone, video, etc. ). Thanks!

Written by D.A. on Jun 13, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

Heather is a wonderful counselor. I’ve been working with her a few months now, and she is always professional, responds quickly to my messages, and checks in on me when I don’t write for a few days. I’m lucky to have her.

Written by J.O. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping, and self esteem

Heather has been such a great support to me. Without fail she has been checking up on me when there’s been a pause on my side regarding responses. She has eliminated any possibility of stress and obligation in terms of how the rate at which I delve into my personal issues. I would highly recommend her as a counselor especially for those in the LGBTQ+ community and/or those with alcohol or substance abuse issues.

Written by S.T. on Jun 11, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I was working with another counselor and almost quit Better Help when it was suggested I try another person first. Heather beyond understands and is a sounding board I have needed to get everything out. She's helping me see that I am doing everything I can in most situations and that I have to let go of things I can't change.

She's making me focus on me and self care and puts things in a way that are firm and supportive instead of just repeating back things and making me find the answers and help I need. The new techniques for coping are a godsend and I'm very thankful I was matched with her because I am seeing improvement already.

Written by J.A. on May 03, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Heather has been immensely helpful during a difficult time in my life. She's always kind and thoughtful but will ask the tough questions. I enjoyed my time working with her even when I struggled to be present at times.

Written by W.E. on Apr 17, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, self esteem, and anger

Heather is absolutely amazing. I have confided in her for months now, which is honestly the longest i've ever been able to talk to someone without getting frustrated or losing hope. She really makes you feel cared for and understood. If you don't answer right away she'll check up on you. She's a great listener and is really validating. I have faith in this site and in getting better, thanks to her.

Written by N.O. on Mar 25, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I've been working with Heather for a couple of weeks and find that she's responsive and supportive. Though we've only just begun, I'm encouraged that she will help guide me to resolve the issues I've been dealing with.

Written by R.O. on Mar 09, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

She’s very helpful and a good listener. She responds to messages in the morning and in the evening and is good about setting up weekly face to face appointments. I feel like she helps me sort out the issues I’m having and is responsive to my concerns.

Written by W.I. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and intimacy-related

Heather is very competent. I feel comfortable sharing with her. She responds to my replies 7 days a week, which would be helpful to someone that needs her input on a weekend when someone battling addiction might slip up without support. I highly recommend Heather.

Written by .. on Jan 03, 2018 after counseling with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Heather has been a tremendous help in guiding me and keeping me narrowed in on a path where I can truly begin to break new grounds. She continues to challenge me emotionally, mentally and psychologically but never has she pushed me beyond my threshold.

Written by R.A. on Dec 01, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Heather is an amazing counselor. She's a fellow mom, so she understands my emotions and what I'm going through. She responds quickly, and gives me exercises to help me calm down. I'd recommend her to literally everyone.

Written by C.H. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and bipolar

She is great.

Written by B.E. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks

She is helpful!

Written by E.S. on Oct 20, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and eating

She is thought provoking, in ways that ignite motion in head and heart. Helpful and supportive in healing as well as growing.

Written by D.A. on Sep 21, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, anger, and career

Heather is an exceptional counselor who's able to provide tools for working through relationship issues, revisiting how you react to certain situations, and deciding to do so in a more constructive, healthy way. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written by R.E. on Aug 27, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and eating

Heather Rhodes is an amazing counselor. She responds to me quickly and goes out of her way to reach out to me to see how I am doing throughout the week. I enjoy our sessions to gather. I am very comfortable speaking to her about anything. She is very understanding and compassionate.

Written by D.O. on Aug 22, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Heather Rhodes is amazing. I have been working with her for over 4 months and I couldn't ask for more from this service or therapist. She is extremely attentive, follows up if she hasn't heard from me, sends me additional material that she feels will be helpful, and is very honest. She always makes time for me. I can't thank her enough. My life has drastically changed in time that I have worked with her.

Written by L.U. on Aug 07, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Heather is not only good at what she does, she seems compassionate. She reached out even after she was having a difficult time in her own chapter. She is asking good questions and she is helping me with my relationship with my therapist offline.

Written by I.A. on Jun 03, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

Heather is great. You can talk to her about almost anything that is troubling you. She is also very understanding and extremely helpful in providing possible solutions or aids to whatever is going on with you.

Written by B.. on May 31, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, and anger

Heather is easy to talk to and very responsive.

Written by L.E. on May 18, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Good response time from Heather and she is very helpful.

Written by H.A. on May 17, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and anger

Heather is really professional at her job. She is on time at her responses, and she respects the patient's plan of treatment.

Written by A.M. on May 11, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

Heather always replies quickly and checks in regularly. She has been very helpful to me.

Written by S.I. on May 03, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Heather is a very helpful counselor. She is great at reading what you provide and reflecting back to you what is said in a different way, while also providing insightful questions for you to ponder for your response. She replies in a timely manner and her messages are always empathetic and kind. I highly recommend her!

Written by K.A. on Apr 27, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Heather's wise and kind words helped me massively through one of the very worst times of my life. I am enormously grateful

Written by S.. on Apr 23, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

Great therapist....offers concrete suggestions to put into place and maintains regular communication.

Written by F.A. on Apr 21, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

I've been trying to seek help for the issues that I have held on to my entire life and was always unsuccessful in finding someone who would actually listen or help me without prescribing me with drugs that made me feel worse. My social anxiety from my multiple failed attempts made it difficult to talk and I searched for alternative methods, which brought me here.

It took me a few counselors before getting matched with Heather and from day one she was so helpful and paid attention to everything I said. She has been a great help to me and has helped me understand many things about myself that I had never thought possible. I am very glad that I signed up and even more glad that I got matched with someone who can do what the other therapists couldn't do for me.