How I Work
I will support you as you engage your own body’s wisdom to heal itself.
As a child, I dreamed of one day being rescued from my chaotic and emotionally unsafe home. As an adult, psychotherapy helped me to make sense of what I had endured and taught me better ways of living.
From this experience, I realized that if I could emerge from the challenges of my past, then other women could, too. I made it my mission to help women who feel hopelessly stuck, as I once did, to surpass their own expectations and find empowerment within themselves.
When women that I work with feel my genuine support and concern, they trust that I have their best interest in mind, and we get down to work. In my private practice, I blend Integrative Psychotherapy with body-based techniques of Somatic Experiencing (SE) to offer effective interventions for restoring each woman’s connection to her authentic self.
In Integrative Psychotherapy sessions, I listen to what is being said and take cues from the body in order to formulate an individualized approach for resolution and healing. This is a mindful, resonant endeavor.
Integrative Psychotherapy draws on various therapeutic interventions and approaches to help clients better manage symptoms and process memories. It combines elements from various psychological schools of thought, making it a more flexible and inclusive practice than traditional, singular forms of psychotherapy.
I consider my work to be a creative process that flows from my heart. I believe in meeting each woman where she is at, and I respect the pace at which she is ready to share. I remain sincerely grateful that women trust me with their personal stories, and I am honored to witness the deep transformation of each woman that I work with.
Sometimes it becomes necessary to educate a woman on what a healthy family system looks like because she has not experienced one before. I do this only after safety and rapport have been established between us. By doing this, it is my hope that she will begin to challenge long-held beliefs that may be getting in the way of moving forward.
In Integrative Psychotherapy sessions, a client and I talk, laugh, and speak the truth. We get down to work to understand how the past affects her present and how to create a future of her choosing.
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Our work will center on making you the priority in your own life, without feeling guilty. As your confidence grows, you will naturally command respect from others.
What My Clients Say
Empathy is the truest mark of a psychotherapist, and Heidi's ability to truly listen and care is what makes her such a fantastic therapist. Throughout my time with Heidi I always felt supported. Her understanding and flexibility went a long way towards creating a safe space. I can honestly say much of the progress I have made, the confidence I feel now, is directly because of our time together.
I would not be where I am today without the work I've done with Heidi. This includes navigating a career as an educator, aiming for growth and still maintaining my sanity. It also includes learning about myself, my impulses and strategies to deal with those, as well as learning to set boundaries with those around me. Heidi has helped me not just find my voice, but to clarify it and use it to support my strengths and goals.
I started seeing Heidi when I was having trouble at work. I really liked her practice of meeting with you so we could both decide whether we were a good fit for one another. Her warm and welcoming demeanor put me at ease almost at once. Heidi is a great listener, and very thoughtful in her responses. As a result of her guidance and support, I was able to overcome my fears of career growth. Her techniques made it possible for me to succeed in my endeavors to find a new, more suitable position. After 20 years in the workforce, thanks to Heidi, I was finally able to find the right professional environment. Heidi has also helped me grow in my personal life. She has opened my eyes to focusing on what is important to me, and not just accepting things as they are if it is not right for me. I have gone through a few heartaches, and thanks to Heidi, I have been more selective and that has led to a much more fulfilling outcome in terms of relationships, whether it be friends or romance.
Most of my life I lived with a feeling that something was off. I could never tell what it is, but the feeling was always there. I came to Heidi in hopes of "saving" my relationship, and through our work I found something better, I found myself. Before Heidi I was skeptical of therapy, I thought only "crazy" people went there. At first I was nervous and uncomfortable, but Heidi was so gentle, empathetic, and non judgmental that I soon was looking forward to our sessions. She gently guided me on the journey of discovering truth about my childhood and the suppressed feelings that I've been carrying around for decades. With Heidi I discovered psychosomatic therapy (somatic experiences), and consciously experienced parts of myself I didn't know existed. I now know where the feeling of something being off comes from and why it's there. I've become connected to my body and my emotions, I've learned how to be empathetic, non-judgmental, and loving towards myself. Heidi showed me how good it feels to be seen and heard for who I really am.
I remember I was so nervous to have my first session with Heidi because I did not know what to expect but because she was so patient, kind and understanding she made me feel very comfortable to open up. One of the main things she’s helped me accomplish is to stand up for myself, communicating, and also has helped me to not overthink my decisions. I look forward to our sessions every week because it gives me a chance to talk about the strengths and weaknesses I’ve come across and her guidance has really helped me. Thank you Heidi!
It has been difficult for me in the past to open up completely to therapists in the way that I needed to in order to benefit from the service. From day one, Heidi always made me feel comfortable through being genuine, present, warm and non-judgemental. This allowed for me to completely open up, be vulnerable and bring to sessions the topics that I deeply needed to speak about. Heidi is creative and open-minded and she helped me to have to develop a more hopeful and expansive worldview. I always looked forward to our sessions together.