Individual therapy for clients age 10+ while specializing in adolescents/teens under stress and adults who have lived through difficult times as children. Many clients identify as Millennials and Professionals who have experienced trauma in their families of origin and desire to seek and engage in healthier relationships with themselves and with others.
Clinical areas of interest include: depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, mood disorders, ADHD, disordered eating (following HAES and Intuitive Eating principles), intimate partner violence/domestic violence/coercive control dynamics, gender and sexual identity, relational issues, life stage transitions, education issues, and career & executive consulting
Heather often works with various members of the family both individually and in groups to most effectively treat the entire family system.
Family Therapy for a wide range of issues which may include: family of origin trauma, establishing healthy communication skills, exploring and setting healthy boundaries, families coping with chronic physical and mental health diagnoses, parenting skills, high conflict families, separation and divorce, blended families, survivors of intimate partner violence/domestic violence, healing from narcissistic abuse, and court-ordered family therapy.
Social Investigations (previously Custody Evaluations) are often used when more extensive information is needed about children and parents involved in high-conflict cases in which the issues of time-sharing and parental responsibility are in dispute. It is a process by which an impartial professional completes an investigation and makes recommendations to the court regarding the best interest of the children. The investigation typically includes interviews of the parents and children, interviews with collateral sources, home visits, and a record review culminating in a formal report.
A Guardian Ad Litem helps the voices of children involved in judicial proceedings be heard. These children may be abused, neglected, abandoned, or embroiled in their parents' ongoing litigation. The GAL represents the child and his/her best interests in Court, and independently conducts a thorough investigation on behalf of the child. A report is created with recommendations on what is best for the child.
Relocation, child abuse, alienation, intimate partner violence, mental illness, and substance abuse are some of the unique and difficult issues that can be addressed through the use of a Social Investigator or Guardian Ad Litem.