Heather enjoys finding new recipes and cooking meals at home with family or friends. She loves to paint, as it helps her express herself and takes her mind off things. She enjoys watching tv shows/movies with lots of snacks. Heather loves being outside in nature whether it’s for a walk, biking or just a picnic!
Heather is extremely warm and has a grounded but positive demeanor that her clients love. Heather is skilled at helping her clients feel aligned within themselves both mentally, emotionally and physically.Anonymous
- Conducts individual and couples counseling with traditional and non-traditional relationships.
- Strengths lie in anxiety, individuals struggling with self-esteem, identity, cultural and body health issues as well as relationship discord.
- Utilizes a holistic approach and incorporates self-compassion and mindfulness.
- Integrates psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and Mindfulness based (MBCT).
- Passionate, affirming and thoughtful about working with members from diverse groups including folks from the LGBTQ community.
“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” Toni Robinson.
Heather believes that therapy can help facilitate growth, self-exploration, and overall well being. Heather enjoys working with individuals who are introspective and curious. She takes a holistic approach to her work by supporting her clients in focusing on the relationship between their mind, body, spirit and emotions. This holistic approach includes helping clients assess and understand how issues in one area of their life impacts other areas. Thus, making connections and better attuning to one’s entire awareness can promote improved growth, coping and greater acceptance of the self.
Heather brings both warmth and curiosity to her sessions working with clients in a collaborative and direct way. Heather enjoys working with clients from diverse backgrounds struggling with various life challenges, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, hoarding, women’s issues and health concerns.
Growing up as an Middle-Eastern American, she is familiar with the challenges encountered being raised by immigrant parents. The stigma correlated to mental health, language barriers, clashing values and beliefs which can cause low self-esteem and loss of identity are a few that impact one’s well being. She utilizes evidence-based CBT, Mindfulness-based approaches, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to inform her work with clients. She welcomes you into a safe space where you can explore your inner world, self-exploration, feel supported and challenged.