Heidi Riddle

(LCSW, SAP)

About Me

Hi! I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from USC and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Utah. I am a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for the Department of Transportation, and a Crisis Counselor for the State of Utah. I have worked extensively in areas such as addictions, domestic violence, crisis assessment and management, and LGBTQ populations. I am also a Field Instructor for several universities, including the University of Utah, USC, University of Phoenix, and Utah Valley University, supervising interns and those working on licensure.

My treatment approach tends to be cognitive behavioral in nature, but I like to tailor my approach to an individual's goals and particular needs. What that means is that I like to collaborate with a client to find active steps to take to better one's quality of life. It is solution-focused, and brief in nature. I believe that self-care and mindfulness are essential tools for quality of life, yet we aren't always taught how to do that for ourselves. My clients say that I am direct, yet compassionate, and that they feel validated and empowered to make needed changes in their lives.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #6751345-3501 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LCSW #LCSW-35643 (Expires: 2021-04-04)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Jul 15, 2020 after counseling with Heidi for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Heidi offers unique insights that help you see things in a different way. She always listens and validates while helping you see from a new perspective that will help you grow and learn.

Written by C.H. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Heidi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Heidi is awesome!

Written by E.I. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She has been such an amazing counselor listening and always providing the best care

Written by E.M. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Heidi has been amazing- she has given me a lot of helpful tools and techniques to help me through my emotions and struggles. I've already recommended BetterHelp and Heidi, and this friend told me just yesterday she was paired with Heidi too and she likes her a lot already. I am very thankful!

Written by A.S. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Heidi is amazing. She helps me better myself and she makes me laugh while doing it. One of the best therapy experiences of my life and I am forever grateful. Thank you, Heidi for all you do and who you are!

Written by I.S. on Feb 03, 2019 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I've been using the site for a couple of weeks now, and have found it extremely helpful to be able to off-load some of my frustrations which I am experiencing.I would recommend the site and services to anyone who feels that they need an independent nonpartisan service. My counselor is understanding and delves into the subject matter.

Written by S.U. on Aug 06, 2018 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Heidi is very understanding, and makes me feel like my concerns are valid. She is very proactive at offering ways to help change your perceptions and ways of thinking through worksheets and other activities. I really appreciate her approach, and feel like she genuinely wants to find solutions.