We live in a complex web of relationships, and having a better understanding of yourself in relation to others can be the key to living your most authentic life. Therapy is a tool to better understand the barriers that keep us from experiencing joy, finding peace, and building meaningful relationships. Issues at work, grief, relationship challenges, and feelings of sadness and despair can be overwhelming. Finding the hidden emotional truth is the first step to identifying and addressing the real reasons we struggle. A therapist is a supportive partner who helps you navigate and understand the turbulent waters of human existence.
Depth-oriented therapy gives people the ability to identify and understand the problem at hand. There are often patterns that are repeated unconsciously, and my approach to therapy is to be honest about the misunderstood but authentic emotions and motivations that shape our behavior. A better understanding of your true self lays the foundation for a life with meaning.
My clients often ask me "How did you know?". My education, post-graduate training, and experience (both personal and professional) have taught me how to recognize the patterns and hidden truths that are core to our personalities and emotional well-being. I am passionate about helping others learn how to grieve; our society doesn't allow us the space to grieve all the things we lose, whether it be loved ones, relationships, opportunities or dreams. The only way to move beyond loss and sadness is to truly and deeply grieve, find the meaning in our lives, and move forward with hope.
Additional areas of focus: Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
WA LMHC LH60920698
Heather has been an amazing therapist highly recommend
Written on Sep 10, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Heather has been a breath of fresh air for me. She has listened patiently, passed advice when needed, and educated me on the science of the body and why I feel the way I do. Having Heather as a person to open up to has really helped me feel less alone, and has brought me confidence regarding my thoughts and emotions.. My everyday feelings do matter, and I need to listen to them in order to make good responsible decisions to better myself and to live in a healthier environment.
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
Heather is amazing. Very knowledgeable.
Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd
Heather is amazing and has helped me start to move forward with my life and focus on myself. I would highly recommend her!
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
She truly cares and I am so greatful for all her help
Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Heather has been a great support through some of the biggest changes in my life. She has helped me develop skills I needed to grow and thrive.
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes