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

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by E.S. on Oct 20, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks 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 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 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 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 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 D.M. on Jul 20, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Heather is extremely responsive and timely to all of my needs. She reaches out to me if I have not been in communication with her for a while. She listens and tries to give good working ideas to help me deal with my issues at hand. I'm extremely happy and appreciative of Heather's' care and will continue as long as I need to, to help me get through my issues. I've always had a hard time expressing my thoughts in a face-to-face environment. This venue allows me to open up completely and I am able to HONESTLY answer any questions without embarrassment as I have encountered in the past on a face-to-face experience.

Written by I.A. on Jun 03, 2017 after counseling with Heather for 2 months 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.