Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with 9 years experience counseling children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. Heather obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Chatham University in 2007, and stayed at Chatham University for her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2009. Heather’s clinical experience has included working in a variety of settings such as foster care, partial hospitalization for children, behavioral health rehabilitative services, and outpatient community mental health services. In her previous work she held the titles of therapist, permanency specialist, behavior specialist consultant, and mobile therapist. In her most recent role prior to SBMFT she was a Clinical Supervisor of a community mental health center and BHRS program, where she gained experience mentoring and coaching other therapists in their counseling work with people of all ages and stages.
Through these roles Heather has experience working with a variety of diagnoses and life concerns including; couples and relationships, communication problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, ODD, grief and loss issues, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, separation anxiety, self esteem issues, social skills, teen media issues, sexuality concerns, personality disorders, and stress management. Heather uses a variety of counseling modalities in her work including (but not limited to); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Theory, Holistic Counseling, Narrative therapy, and Behavior Therapy. Heather works with her clients by assisting them in identifying their short term and long term goals, and then by identifying appropriate tools and techniques to utilize based on the clients individual strengths.
“As a family therapist my belief is that everyone has the same mission (to love & feel loved, to be together, and to be happy), their methods of getting there can sometimes be different causing miscommunication and difficulties in patterns of interaction. My role is to assist the client/s in identifying those methods to encourage change within the family dynamics, so the mission can be put back to that common goal.”
Heather is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.