Heidi Brescher

(LCSW)

About Me

In the beginning of my career, I worked primarily at inpatient crisis psychiatric facilities. Besides providing a comprehensive education about many psychological conditions, I enjoyed seeing clients make great progress when they gained the tools they needed. Later I transitioned to forensic social work and most of my clients were returning citizens (individuals who had been formerly incarcerated). During that work I decided to go back to school and for my MSW with the intention of getting my license. I got my MSW in 2017 and am still working with forensic clients. A lot of my therapist colleagues had great things to say about BetterHelp so I decided try it.

As a clinician, I want to be a partner, not an expert. You are the expert on you. I hope to join with you to seek and apply tools that can create the change you are looking for. My training is primarily in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is evidence based. I've also worked with motivational interviewing and solution-focused brief therapy.

The focus of my clinical work has been predominantly with anxiety and depression. There are many interventions that can bring relief for these symptoms and I find it very hopeful to see clients be able to reduce their suffering.

Online therapy doesn’t necessarily take the same form as in-person therapy. I’m very open to alternatives to video sessions, such as live chat or messaging. Some clients find it useful to use the messaging feature in the same way as they might a journal. We can communicate in that way if it feels like a good fit for you. I’m very mindful that not everyone is comfortable with video or phone sessions.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Expats , Isolation/Loneliness , Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW17420 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on May 26, 2021 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Heidi has been great to talk to