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Heather Zelaya, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi! I am a master's level social worker. I have been providing therapy for 9 years. I have experience with adults and adolescents. I love to use a strengths-based approach to helping all clients work through life's issues, including trauma, grief, stress, relationships, depression and anxiety. I love for sessions to be client-centered and assisting clients in reaching their goals! I like to serve as a guide and a helper to assist in unpacking complicated things in order to feel better. I believe that people have the answers inside them and sometimes we need some assistance in seeing things more clearly. I also believe that getting help is a sign of strength rather than a weakness. I think it is quite brave to seek out counseling and I hope that I can help you on your life's journey.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, 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, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

AR LCSW 6737-C


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Heather Zelaya. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Heather helped me get through a very stressful time in my life. She asked all the right questions, was very encouraging, and helped me work through my trauma with incredible grace and empathy. I can't recommend her enough! Thank you Heather for all your help.

Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Heather is professional and very easy to talk to. She set me at ease right from the start. She's super encouraging and supportive, and really helps me to gain so much insight into myself.

Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

My conversations with Heather are always helpful and insightful and I always come away feeling supported.

Written on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning anger management, and coping with life changes

Heather’s presence has been instrumentally helpful in me getting through a difficult time. She immediately understands and empathizes with me even in very confusing and complicated situations which many people who have no background experience with, and knows exactly the right concise thing to say in the moment (super important in a limited time frame with short sessions!). I don’t know how she does it but I am very grateful and will definitely continue working with Heather for the foreseeable future. She is amazing and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.

Written on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue