I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio with a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Louisville and four-years post graduate professional experience. After graduating with my master's, I began working in community mental health as a level three treatment specialist and coordinating care between physicians and clients of various ages, genders, sexuality, ethnicities, issues, and level of functioning. For the past two and a half years, I have been working in a private practice setting where I gain more experience in providing psychotherapy to individuals on issues such as depression, anxiety, relationships issues, family issues, grief, adjustment and phase of life issues, and issues of faith and spirituality. I have over 30 hours of training in providing teletherapy and am a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider with experience using video and text therapy.
My therapeutic style is person-centered and often solution focused while incorporating a cognitive behavioral approach. Past clients have described delivery of therapy as warm, empathic, and down-to-earth, which I believe nurtures a safe and relaxing environment for individuals to identify their thoughts and feelings, as well as gain insight into their issues and solutions to help them resolve issues.
It is my belief that even though it is hard to do at times, I believe one of the best methods of healing is to talk and let it all out – all of the hurt, all of the sadness, all of the things that get buried within – and therapy is one of the safest places to do that. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for adults and couples to reveal, feel, and heal their thoughts and emotions and gain insight and support during difficult times.
Additional areas of focus: Grief, Compassion fatigue, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
KY LCSW 257016
CA LCSW 112041
OH LISW I.2002283-SUPV
Heather is very easy to talk to and really gives you space to work through thoughts. She provided very good feedback and perspective. I have enjoyed my time working with heather and I plan on coming back...hopefully I'll be able to work with Heather again.
Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
Heather was a great communicator and has a calm demeanor which put me at ease. I felt a lot better after just one conversation with her. It was so nice to be heard and feel understood! Thank you Heather.
Written on Sep 03, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Heather takes the time to get to know you and your situation before collaborating with YOU to develop a plan of action. She has helped me understand myself so much better than I ever did before, and I believe, saved my life!
Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Very attentive and nice.
Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Heather is kind, patient, and knows how to be relatable and trustworthy. The rapport I've built with her makes me feel safe.
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
Heather has been helping me for over a year through a lot of changes and rough patches in my life she is very helpful listens understands she has help me through a lot and I appreciate it
Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes