Heather is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and a Board Certified Music Therapist. She provides services through individual therapy, group therapy, and parent support/coaching. She primarily utilizes strengths-based interventions, attachment and empowerment theories, cognitive behavioral therapy, and music therapy.
Heather’s passion and strengths are in working with neurological and developmental disabilities, anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, and relational and social difficulties. She particularly enjoys working with young people struggling in their environments due to social and emotional challenges.
As a music therapist, Heather believes it is important to utilize alternative modalities in creating a safe, supportive, and productive space to work. Above all, it is necessary to be heard and to create new experiences in your journey to healing. Heather collaborates with teens and families to build skills in self-regulation and safety, self-esteem, communication and self-advocacy, problem-solving, and positive decision-making in order to achieve healthy well-being with the self, family, friends, and the community. She is also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).
Heather has worked with adolescents, young adults, and families in crisis and in prevention work. She has experience in the school setting, serving as a member of the IEP team, and in the partial hospital setting, serving as a the primary clinician in the medical and academic support setting. Additionally, Heather has provided community music therapy groups to adults with disabilities. Heather supports children and adults in creating healthy and fulfilling experiences in school, at home, and in their social lives and leisure time.