My Approach to Helping
Heidi has worked for the last 18 years with individuals with mental health, trauma, and addiction issues at CompDrug, Inc. where the primary clientele was individuals with opioid addiction issues on medicated assisted treatment. She had experience there with both individual and group counseling. She has been trained in EMDR (Eye movement Desensitization Reprocessing) since 2001 which is a therapeutic technique to assist individuals with unresolved trauma, grief and loss. Also, during her time there, she trained with Brené Brown and became a Certified Daring Way Facilitator. Brené Brown’s work focuses on shame resilience, vulnerability, self-compassion, authenticity and living a whole-hearted life. This certification allows her to facilitate both The Daring Way and Rising Strong curriculums in groups or individually to help people move through difficult shame issues.
Heidi is trained as a generalist, and is comfortable working with most presenting concerns (trauma, addiction, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, life transitions, parenting, caregiver stress, co-dependency, chronic illness/health issues, and
communication/relationship issues) and is passionate about working with people who have been marginalized by society. Heidi’s experience has had a focus and training in attachment theory looking at the influence of family of origin issues on how we develop as people and interact in relationships. She looks at how our experiences and traumas forms us, looking at the patterns we have fallen into, examining our values and helping you be your authentic self to allow for full connection in relationships.