Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Heather, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oklahoma. I want to take a moment and acknowledge you for being here. It is not always easy to reach out for support when we need it. However, when done well, I am a firm believer that therapy allows us to feel heard and empowered to make the changes necessary for us to overcome our barriers. As a clinician, I believe that my role is to provide guidance and direction and to bear witness to your journey.
I began my journey in 2015 and have had the pleasure of gaining experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in outpatient settings, substance abuse treatment, inpatient settings, communities/homes, and college settings. Some of the barriers that those individuals were experiencing involved substance abuse, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, PTSD, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, severe mental illness, and abuse.
My therapeutic style is an integrated approach; this also allows me to be more flexible in my style and to be the therapist that YOU need me to be. No matter how similar their stories may be, no two individuals are ever the same, which is why I pull from different theories. My style means that I can meet you where you are and support you while you identify where you want to go and tailor our interaction to what you need. If you need to just be heard, I can listen to you, and I can be that. If you need tools that you can begin to use immediately, I can provide you with those. If you are interested in change, I can support and assist you in this. I will be there to guide you, offer you direction, possibly even challenge you, and I will be there to bear witness to your journey.
I am also the founder and writer for courageousandmindful.com, a mental health blog where I write about mental health.
Thank you, and I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OK LPC LPC07359
I love her! She checks in, very sweet, considerate and timely!!
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Heather has a very calming presence and is a wonderful listener.
Written on Aug 11, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Such a calming presence. She listens when I need her to, and gives feedback when I need her to.
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She is absolutely amazing!! She helped me see things in a new light and really put me on a good path!!
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders
Heather is fantastic - she is thoughtful and helpful and kind. I've found a lot of benefit from using her as my therapist
Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Heather has been lovely. Such a calming energy and incredibly helpful for any issues that I would like to speak about.
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts