Heather has limited availability for new Medicaid and Self-Pay clients. She is no longer accepting United or Cigna.
I support people in their desire to overcome their past and live fully in the present. My specialties include EMDR, Trauma Release Exercises (TRE) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for people of all lifestyle and relationship choices, in a sex-positive environment. Please note I only work with adults.
In our society, many of us are never taught how to express our thoughts and emotions in a healthy way. We're told to just "get over it" or "suck it up." We start to think that emotions are bad, especially distressing ones such as depression or anxiety. But emotions are our friends! Yes, even depression and anxiety. They serve as warnings about our environment, to activate the fight, flight, freeze response to keep us safe. But without the ability to process and release these helpful emotions, they get "stuck" and become maladaptive and overwhelming. We can experience panic, helplessness, hopelessness, and difficulty with impulse control.
Happiness is the journey - not the end destination. There might be days you won't want to come to session. There might be days when you just want to give up. I get it. My ideal client understands that change takes time, patience, and practice.
I work primarily with high-functioning adults; meaning, if you have a severe and persistent mental illness, it must be stabilized with medications, or be under control in other ways. You must be consistent and reliable for therapy to be beneficial for you. Ask yourself if you are ready to commit to regular sessions, and if you have reliable transportation to attend them. If you are experiencing hallucinations, delusions, or paranoia, I ask that you please consult with a psychiatrist for the best course of treatment. If you are currently abusing drugs or alcohol, please consider Claudia Muro.
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), EMDR Therapy, and Trauma Release Exercises. I am not trained in substance abuse counseling.
All I ask is that you come to session on time, cancel and reschedule in advance when you need to, and follow through on your commitment to recovery.