Heather Scarbrough


About Me

Hello, I am Heather Scarbrough. I have a Bachelors in Psychology, Bachelors in Family & Human Development, and a Masters of Advanced Study in Marriage and Family. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) that works with children ages 3 and up, individuals, couples, and families.

In my undergraduate studies I tutored youth in underprivileged communities. I also volunteered at a daycare for a women’s shelter. In 2014 I was an intern clinician at La Frontera, working with children, adults, and families. In 2014 I concurrently interned at a private practice, Arizona Marriage & Family Therapy Clinic, working with individual adults and couples. In 2015 I began working for Jewish Family & Childrens Services (JFCS), where I also become trained in A-CRA, DBT and EMDR therapy. In my 4 years at JFCS I served as a clinician, a CMDP intake specialist, interim clinical manager, and Clinical Manager for the Child Crisis Hospitalization Team (CCHT). In May 2019 I transitioned to the role of Trauma Specialist at StreetLightUSA. There I served as the clinical director and primary therapist where I created and implemented policies and procedures, trainings, programming, and therapeutic curriculums for the opening of their new Behavioral Health Residential Facility for adolescent females at risk of or confirmed victims of commercial sexual exploitation (i.e., sex trafficking). I supervised staff providing services to residents and personally provided intensive group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy services to clients and their families.

I currently see individuals and families in a group private practice, Desert View Counseling & Consulting, Inc., but am looking to also branch out into Telehealth counseling services with BetterHelp in order to provide individuals and families therapy services through a more easily accessible format.

I approach therapy from a use of multiple modalities in order to provide my clients an individualized approach that best fits their needs, versus a one-size-fits-all approach. I utilize empathy throughout our sessions, but there are times I may need to be directive and challenge my clients to try something new in order to help them reach their goals. I also may utilize humor when appropriate to relate to my clients and lighten our sessions, however you can be sure that I take our sessions very seriously. I will assign homework to be completed in between live sessions, in order for us to take what we discussed during live sessions and put it in action. This helps you to regularly practice coping skills, changes in thought patterns, or other items that we are working on to help you reach your treatment goals.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #15307 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Written by K.E. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Heather is the perfect therapist for me, and I would recommend her to anyone! BetterHelp is the perfect therapy hub for me and I have suggested to many people that are seeking an outlet! Having Heather constantly available to text is very comforting and also my favorite featured service offered by BetterHelp! Thank you!

Written by J.E. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Heather has been so patient and helpful. She is professional and most of all very kind and wise. Highly recommend Heather to anyone who needs an ear.

Written by J.E. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 1 month

I really enjoy working with Heather. The sessions are helpful and easy and messaging through the week is really nice. I also enjoy the information as worksheets she sends me.

Written by R.O. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She has been amazing. She has helped me over come fears and anxiety. She has recommended I do certain things to protect myself. She is great.