Heather (she, her, hers) graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2010 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After graduation, she continued working with children and decided to continue her education, completing her master of science degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2016. Heather has several years of experience working with a variety of individuals, ranging from young children to older adults. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, National Board Certified Counselor through the NBCC and is a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner in the state of Nebraska.
While in graduate school, Heather completed her internship at Lasting Hope Recovery Center and gained experience working with individuals experiencing acute trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, and co-occurring disorders. Heather utilizes evidenced-based treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, motivational interviewing, and incorporates mindfulness techniques to facilitate a “whole body” approach. She also has experience with trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, sand tray therapy, and parent-child interaction therapy.
Heather has a variety of interests including working with individuals experiencing work/family stress, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, adjustment issues, and LGBTQIA+ issues. She focuses on the individual needs of each person to create personalized and attainable goals. Heather also has her certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) where she facilitates CBT-I protocols in session as well as groups.