As an experienced therapist I appreciate the energy it takes to confront issues that feel overwhelming without clear solutions. I take my role seriously in facilitating healing. I care about my clients and do my best to minimize any unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing while we work on strategies that move you towards a more satisfying life. I am authentic, non-judgmental, and direct in my approach. If you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed, stuck, anxious, or have tried to make things better without lasting success, I can help.
Connecting with the right therapist is the first step. I have been helping others shift their perceptions, heal from emotional pain, and reach their personal goals for over ten years. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in the treatment of complex trauma, PTSD, substance use, and mood and anxiety-related disorders. I have extensive experience working with interpersonal conflict including domestic violence. I work with individuals, couples, and families seeking relief from the troubling effects of trauma, the negative impacts of unhealthy communication styles, the harmful consequences of substance use, and challenges associated with change.
My clinical specialties include treating victims of violent and sexual crimes, adult survivors of early childhood traumas, and substance use specific treatment and recovery. I value and respect diversity and consider myself an LGBTQIA ally. I look forward to hearing from you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Body Image, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
CA LMFT 91328
Gave me the comfort I sought out, and helped me reframed some major anxieties that i have.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Heidi for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Heidi is incredibly insightful, kind, honest and professional. I’ve been working with Heidi for over a year through some of that biggest life transitions I’ve undergone and I can’t speak highly enough.
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Heidi for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders
Wonderful therapist. She is kind, attentive, knowledgeable, and flexible.
Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Heidi for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Heidi for 1 year and 3 months
Heidi is an amazing therapist. We hit it off in our first session - I could tell she understood me and my challenges and was committed to helping me where I need it.
Written on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Heidi for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management
Heidi has been such a wonderful support to me over the last 6 months. She is highly empathetic and really understands how our nervous systems can be impacted by trauma and really healed me apply some tools to help in real time situations. I will definitely continue counseling with Heidi in the future. Thank you so much Heidi!
Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Heidi for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem