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Heidi Taugher, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

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.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Impulsivity, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LMFT 91328


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Heidi Taugher. 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.

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

Heidi is hands down the best therapist I have ever worked with (and I'm not new to therapy, so I don't say that lightly). She is clearly very knowledgeable and experienced, she is incredibly open-minded and accepting, and she has the kind of personality that is comforting and easy to talk to. No matter what the topic is, she always knows just how to respond, always asks just the right questions. Her listening skills and attention to detail are above and beyond anyone else I know. I never have to repeat myself and she will even bring up little details of things I told her a long time ago and make a connection with the present in a way I would not have thought of myself. I love how personal her approach feels and how she offers alternative strategies that I can personalise and be creative with. I leave every session feeling very accomplished and like I have a LOT to think about during the next week. I can go on and on, but what it comes down to is this: Heidi is THE BEST. I always feel heard by her, seen for who I really am, and supported in anything I do. Thank you so much, Heidi!

Written on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Heidi for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes