About Me

If you are here, you are hurting somehow. You want to heal yourself. You want that hurt and stress and dissonance to go away so that you are free to thrive. Wish you had a magic wand? So do I. But I do have a flashlight. I use it to put a spotlight on your strengths, to shine light in the dark corners of your life and to guide you through difficult journeys. And I know when to turn it off, so that you can find your own light.

You’ll use your bravery, commitment and knowledge. You are the expert on yourself, your pain, and what motivates you to grow. Teach me what you know.

I’ll use my empathy, education and experience. I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Smith College and I am independently licensed in the State of Georgia. I have many years of experience working with children and adults and I am skilled in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Positive Discipline. I have experience helping people with a wide range of issues, including improving self esteem, adjusting to life's stresses, family relationships, parenting difficulties, anxiety and depression.

I am also dedicated to anti-racism. In addition to mental health services and parent coaching, I also work with white people who are ready to examine their own conditioning regarding race and racism and are committed to justice. You have a right to be heard, a right to heal, and a right to make positive changes in a space where vulnerability and shame will not be judged. I’m offering you an opportunity for individual guidance as you walk the path of personal growth. Although you did not create institutionalized racism, you inherited it – with pain and privilege – and I can help you unpack both. Working together, you can develop new capacities, thoughts, and behaviors to use as tools for disrupting injustice and building authentic cross-racial relationships and equitable systems.

I will use my belief in self-determination to help you remember that you are worthy, and that you have power over your own life and your healing.

Ready to get started? Let’s turn on our flashlights!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW006122 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Aug 09, 2019 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks

I think Heidi is an awesome counselor. She responds in a professional manner. She asks pertinent questions based on my responses. She really gets me thinking. So much easier to email a counselor rather than talking to a counselor on the phone.

Written by C.A. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Heidi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Heidi has been awesome so far. Attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful!

Written by S.A. on Apr 16, 2019 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Heidi is awesome!

Written by C.O. on Jan 15, 2019 after counseling with Heidi for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I’ll start by saying I came here in a moment of desperation. Uncertain of what to expect and where to begin. Enter Heidi; Heidi is phenomenal. Since day one she has taken my concerns and focuses and not only addressed them, but has helped to guide me to a better understanding of self, and the bigger picture along the way. I have enjoyed and appreciated the immeasurable progress we’ve been able to accomplish throughout this process. Very thankful to have been matched with her.

Written by S.A. on Nov 20, 2018 after counseling with Heidi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have been working with Heidi for about 5 months and can definitely see a big progress in myself and anxiety levels since starting with her. I highly recommend betterhelp now to all my friends and I feel very lucky to have met Heidi since we connected very quickly and I feel she understands me and her tips and tools really help me.

Written by S.H. on Oct 28, 2018 after counseling with Heidi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Heidi is wonderful. She does a fantastic job of reframing the context when I'm too close to the whole picture, and identifying the strategies and cognitive processes that will help in the future.

Written by P.A. on May 26, 2018 after counseling with Heidi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

I can't speak highly enough of Heidi. She has helped me tremendously! She has helped me with what I needed at the time and also helped unmask things I didn't know I needed help with. I've never felt as comfortable and confident as I do now, thanks to her help. She's given me incredible tools to deal with anxiety and emotions and has helped me immensely with my self esteem and sense of self. She is very open, honest and incredibly effective at pinpointing and expressing issues clearly, and finding direct ways to work on them. 10/10!

Written by L.A. on May 01, 2018 after counseling with Heidi for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Great job. Very patient and kind.

Written by M.A. on Mar 07, 2018 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, grief, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

This time was very beneficial and I'm glad I got this counselor.

Written by K.R. on Feb 23, 2018 after counseling with Heidi for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Heidi was very helpful and gave me useful tools to deal with my anxiety. She is very warm friendly and easy to talk to without judgment. I highly recommend her.

Written by R.I. on Sep 26, 2017 after counseling with Heidi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Heidi is outstanding!