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About Therapy

Many people can benefit from therapy.
Here are some examples of Heather's Experience.
Youth Counseling

Therapy with Individual Adults, Teens, and Tweens often addresses:

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Disconnection from yourself or others

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Sexual issues

  • Grief, loss, & transition

  • Identity issues

  • Self-harming

  • Juggling cultural identities

Family Therapy

Family Therapy offers great support for children (ages 5 and up), adolescents, and their parents. Generally speaking, I require parental involvement and participation from all the families I see; this looks different for each family and from session to session.


Family therapy often addresses:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Adjusting to the loss/addition of family members

  • Healing from trauma 

  • Behavioral problems, including ADHD

  • Attachment disorders

  • Identity Issues

  • Risky behaviors, including suicidality and self-harm

  • Strained relationships between child(ren) and parent(s)/caregiver(s)


Moreover, many children and adolescents split time between different households and families; this is often referred to as co-parenting. Like single-household parenting, co-parenting is no easy task and comes with its unique challenges. Safe Harbor Counseling provides support, education, and teaches communication skills for co-parents to collaborate in raising their child(ren). I will not be directly or legally involved in custody disputes. 

Family Time
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Medical Family Therapy

I specialize in working as a Medical Family Therapist, especially in regard to the support systems surrounding the patient. 

  • Managing challenges and transitions with Diabetes

  • Chronic Illness and Pain Coping 

  • Family Caregiving Challenges, including Caregiver Marriages

  • Depression, anxiety, feeling “stuck” in negative thought patterns

  • Dealing with the initial diagnosis of illness and making lifestyle adjustments

  • Difficulties with adherence to prescribed health regimens

  • Diabetes “burnout” or difficulties related to tedious, never-ending, burdensome self-care demands of chronic illness

  • Parent/child power struggles and relationship conflicts around medication and self-management

  • Issues with body image and self-esteem

  • Grief and loss

  • Cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery

Couples & Relationship Therapy

•    Pre-Marital 
•    Rebuilding intimacy
•    Strengthening connection and communication
•    Betrayals and affairs
•    Trauma
•    Life transitions

Couples Therapy
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