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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Phobias , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #12749 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shes honestly great
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.
Extremely helpful, professional and responsive!
Heather is a very excellent listener and is very kind! I feel very comfortable talking with Heather!
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.
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.
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.
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.
She is wonderful, attentive and provides awesome strategies to manage stress and depression.
She is very down to earth and kind hearted. Very easy to relate to.
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.
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!