Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and learn more about my therapeutic style. I have always been drawn to the helping profession and started supporting friends and family from a young age. As a professional, I love to partner with my clients and see them accomplish wonderful things in their lives. I am willing to walk through difficult times with people and support them most when hope feels distant. I have a passion for working with adolescents and their families as this is such a formative time in their lives. I aim to help adolescents establish their identity in a healthy and safe way. I believe that family is incredibly important to the success of therapy and incorporate parents as much as clinically appropriate. I would love to partner with you and/or your family to start working on your goals right now.
I have been told that I am a good listener, refreshingly genuine, competent and empathic in the counseling relationship. Please call (720) 606-3202 for a free phone consultation or to schedule your first appointment.
Heather’s Counseling Specialties
I am fully qualified and comfortable working with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to: life transitions, academic issues, family chaos/conflict, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, self harming, suicidal thinking, self esteem, obsessive behaviors, adhd, parenting strategies, empowerment, mindfulness/meditation, crisis intervention, emotional regulation, interpersonal skills, stress management, communication skills, drug and alcohol issues, and pre-marital counseling.
Heather has earned her Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling from Denver Seminary, has passed the board examination to be a Nationally Certified Counselor (N.C.C.), and has completed all the clinical hours to be a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.). She values ongoing training and certifications as a way to provide the most relevant techniques for her clients. These include:
- Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (D.B.T.)
- Fully trained in Functional Family Therapy (F.F.T.)
- Trained in Prepare and Enrich for Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling
- Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (E.F.T.) for couples and families
- Trained in the Colorado Mental Health Disaster Field Response
- Certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (A.S.I.S.T.)
- Parenting the Strong Willed Child Instructor
- Over 150 hours of training for Substance Abuse Counseling
- Trained in Bipolar Education and Skills Training (B.E.S.T.)
- CPI: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
- Training in Beyond Consequences
- CPR/First Aid
Prior to starting her own private practice, Heather completed her Masters of Arts in Counseling with Honors from Denver Seminary. She has had years of experience in varying clinical and academic settings.
She started her experience with the homeless and drug-addicted population at the Denver Rescue Mission in downtown Denver where she provided assessments, individual and group counseling for residents trying to get back into the community. Shortly thereafter, she worked as a crisis counselor at the Denver Department of Human Services and a program manager for various organizations in Denver that needed therapy services.
The bulk of Heather’s experience has been working at Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network. She worked for two years as an in-home crisis counselor on their intensive services team, which is designed to stabilize families and keep children from mental health hospitalization. Heather then moved into a specialized role as the program coordinator for the adolescent DBT program, a FFT therapist, a BEST instructor, and intern coordinator.
Finally, Heather has been teaching at a local university in their adult psychology program. She provides instruction, facilitates class discussion, and aims to teach all students critical thinking.