Heather began working at the University Counseling Center (UCC) in April 2022. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Therapy, both from UND! Heather is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and is able to provide services to students in North Dakota and Minnesota. She has over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field, providing individual, couples, group and family therapy, and has been fortunate to work in various home, school, hospital and community-based settings.
“My greatest passion lies in working with students. Helping students identify their personalized goals, and match their actions/behaviors to their core beliefs and values, is extremely rewarding. Each person is unique, which keeps me learning every day! Through a warm, relational, compassionate, and strengths-based approach, I meet students where they are at, using evidence-based practices such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused-CBT, EMDR, Managing and Adapting Practices (MAPS), and Motivational Interviewing, as well as aspects of Art, Play, & Family Systems Therapy. I firmly believe in building upon a student’s strengths to instill hope, foster positive relationships, and/or elicit change. A trusting environment is key!”
Clinical Interests: Anxiety, depression, ADHD, abuse, trauma & trauma-informed care, family relationships, communication, parenting, divorce, conflict resolution, phase-of-life and other adjustment concerns, stress/anger management, grief & loss, self-esteem issues