Heather has a Master of Counselling Psychology degree and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She has over 15 years’ experience in the mental health field. This includes her work with Child and Youth Mental Health, Ministry for Child and Family Development, and various community non-profit counselling agencies.
Heather specializes in family and parenting counselling. As a working mother, she is particularly tuned into the challenges of balancing parenting, career, and self-care. She provides support for individuals struggling with these challenges.
Heather facilitates parenting groups (STEP) and provides parent coaching. Her repertoire also includes work with indigenous families and women’s wellness groups. She has extensive experience working with families, adults, and children experiencing anxiety, depression, separation, divorce, loss, and grief.
With her warm and pragmatic approach, Heather naturally connects with clients and moves them toward health and wellness. She offers a nonjudgmental environment where concerns and self-limiting behaviours are addressed with compassion and respect. Based on her clients’ unique needs and experiences, Heather supports them to develop insights into their problems, and gain tools and strategies for effective change.
Heather’s clinical framework is informed by flexibility and collaboration with clients. Her theoretical approaches include evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Child Development Theories, Attachment Theory, Connect Parenting, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.