Heather received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and is licensed in both Oregon and Washington. She has over 20 years of experience of clinical social work practice in the following areas: teens, tweens, and young adults, school counseling, LGBTQA+ support, adoption and foster care support, first responder support, social skills curriculum writing, and family medical and school advocacy. In addition, Heather served in the US Army Reserve for 8 years. She and her husband share a home with their two daughters and one dog. She enjoys spending time in the outdoors, making music, being creative, and reading.
What to expect during an appointment:
The relationship between therapist and client is crucial to successful therapy. An initial intake session helps Heather develop an individual treatment plan in cooperation with her clients. Additional sessions will be recommended based on diagnoses and the treatment plan. Heather's approach to therapy is eclectic and varies based on client needs. Her treatment emphasizes a Solutions-Focused Perspective and draws on ideas from Family Systems Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and an Ecosystems Perspective. Most therapy sessions are one hour in length and may include the client and/or the family. Heather accepts many insurance plans; please call to learn more.