Healing the Mind, Body, and Brain
Heather enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She brings a unique approach to therapy combining two modalities of clinical work; play therapy to address the inner child trauma, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to desensitize the past trauma so the residual effects of anxiety and depression subside. Heather also believes in educating clients about brain function and implementing tools to help change brain chemistry so clients no longer feel impaired.
Heather is a Licensed Specialized Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist. She is also certified in EMDR, Trauma Focused - CBT, Grief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Biblio Therapy. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wichita State University with a Masters of Social Work and a Minor in Women's Studies. She has worked with hospice patients and families, conducted in-home family therapy, facilitated Military Sexual Trauma groups at the Veterans Hospital, facilitated Strengthening Families classes, and worked with patients in a clinical setting.
Heather enjoys spending time with family, working in the garden, traveling, reading, and is a life long student who is particularly interested in the function of the brain and how to combat anxiety and depression by healing the brain.