Heather (she, her, hers) is a provisionally licensed mental health practitioner and a provisionally licensed clinical social worker. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Cornell College in Iowa in 2000, her Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006, and her Master of Arts in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2023. Heather has a background as a yoga practitioner and teacher. She completed practicums at Boys Town and at Omaha Trauma Therapy. Heather comes to her practice of therapy after a career as an educator, during which she worked with all ages, from babies to the elderly.
With special interests in infertility counseling as well as early parental loss, Heather has experience working with trauma, depression, grief, anxiety, relationship issues, and body image issues. Her eclectic approach draws from attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
As a therapist, Heather collaborates empathically with clients to connect with their strengths and to prevail over challenges. She believes in creative expression and self-determination and has a strong foundation in social justice issues. She is affirming of diverse backgrounds and LGBTQIA+ identities.
Heather focuses her practice on teens and adults. It is her belief that we should not have to walk alone. She offers connection and supports vulnerability while aiming for understanding, relief, healing, and a restoration of joy.