Heather Shaver

(LCSW)

About Me

I am Heather Shaver, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology form the University of Florida in 2004 and completed my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Central Florida in 2006. I was originally hired by internship in 2006 where I was a Victim Advocate for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Being an advocate taught me how to use my clinical experience and training to help people through crisis and trying times. I took this training and moved forward with my career. I worked with Department of Juvenile Justice in a lock down facility for residential substance abuse, hospice care, home health care, and private practice. Currently I am the Director of Mental Health Services and work with chronically ill adults.

I have a vast knowledge and wide range of treatment modalities. I always start where the client is. I believe that building a rapport and connecting with clients is the most important part of counseling. Trust is what will guide you through these process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #12749 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Heather for several months. She handles difficult conversations delicately, but says what needs to be said.
She is timely and thinks through her responses when we communicate via text. Occasionally when I have a difficult question with multiple parts, she sends an acknowledgement that she saw my message and assures me she wants some time to be sure she gives me a thoughtful response and not just typing back to be speedy and off the cuff. These responses are always well phrased and include examples she knows that I can relate to. Her follow-up of these difficult questions during our phone sessions is consistent and she checks if anything needs clarification.

Written by A.M. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Heather is great! She listens and offers practical and useful advise and strategies. She has great advice and will research if needed on a specific topic to be able to provide better support.

Written by M.E. on Sep 26, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Heather is a caring professional. I feel safe and comfortable with her. She has a wonderful way of listening and really hearing what I say. She has given me helpful feedback and I look forward to sharing with her each session.

Written by C.Y. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Heather Shaver has had such a positive effect in my life since I've started BetterHelp recently.. She really took the time to listen to everything I had said and written, and gave me advice that really helped me thru some difficult times.

Seriously, you rock.

Written by A.L. on Sep 25, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Shes honestly great

Written by A.M. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Heather is kind and compassionate and the most wonderful counselor I’ve ever had. I tried counseling before but I never stuck to it until her. She makes you feel human and I love that I can tell her anything without ever feeling judged or rushed. She’s talked through things with me to gain insights and let’s me discover a lot for myself with plenty of healthy guidance along the way. She’s just fantastic at what she does and I’m so glad I chose to do this.

Written by M.I. on Jul 26, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Extremely helpful, professional and responsive!

Written by J.E. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Heather is a very excellent listener and is very kind! I feel very comfortable talking with Heather!

Written by S.A. on May 25, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Heather is very easy to talk to, and just overall a wonderful personality. She's always quick to reply and helped keep me grounded on the days I felt like the world was falling apart.

Written by S.T. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I feel so comfortable talking to Heather. She is funny and comforting and always knows what to say to help. I feel so lucky that I was matched with her and I look forward to future sessions with her.

Written by I.V. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Heather has a natural ability to always grasp the true heart of an issue. She helps me see what’s beyond my seemingly immediate worry to tackle the bigger, more pressing matter I shouldn’t ignore. She’s wonderful in providing practical methods that help me assess my situation or emotions. And she’s also great with responding in a timely manner. I genuinely feel better after our video sessions. Overall, she helps me to think more calmly and productively while always being compassionate and understanding.

Written by G.A. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is so caring, thoughtful, supportive, respectful, and encouraging. She has helped me gain confidence I feared I would never have and take steps toward healing I never thought I would. I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done to help me grow. She is an amazing listener and extremely easy to talk to. I couldn’t have asked for a better counselor.

Written by D.A. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and career difficulties

She is wonderful, attentive and provides awesome strategies to manage stress and depression.

Written by N.I. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks

She is very down to earth and kind hearted. Very easy to relate to.

Written by E.L. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Heather is a great therapist - she's easy to speak to, and clearly has a lot of experience doing this. She has been very reliable and helpful.

Written by S.H. on Apr 26, 2020 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

Heather is amazing. I leave our sessions feeling so empowered and ready to tackle any challenges I’m facing. She is understanding and compassionate- never judges or makes assumptions. Heather provides me with amazing resources and related stories so that I know I’m never alone in anything I face. She is comforting in a time when I truly need it most. I look forward to every interaction I have with her and she is always quick to respond. BetterHelp has done an incredible job pairing up my personality and challenges I’m facing to Heather’s expertise and I feel so lucky and blessed to have an opportunity to work with her.

Thank you for all you do, Heather!