We are all on an adventure. An adventure that can take us to anxious, dark, and scary places. It may make it difficult to engage in everyday tasks, even utilizing elements that were once supportive. It can be isolating and feel like we can never find our way back. Our adventure becomes hopeless. But what if hope is not lost? Imagine if you woke up tomorrow and, as if by magic, everything was better. Your adventure was going the way you hoped or dreamed! You found your way back. What would have changed? Would you have become present instead of time-traveling to past defeats or future concerns and perhaps more grounded instead of becoming lost in space on an unknown dark world? It sounds like something that can only happen in a sci-fi movie or anime. To wake up tomorrow and magically, everything is what you had dreamed. It may not be magic but let us use therapy to dispel those fears together.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Heather, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Credentialed Alcohol and Substance abuse Counselor, Certified Geek Therapist, and Certified Therapeutic Game Master. I have experience working in multiple therapeutic settings: inpatient, outpatient, intensive programs, clinic settings, mental health urgent care, and private practice. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults, struggling with addiction, suicidal thinking/behaviors, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life and relationship stressors.
As a therapist, I work to tailor fit the therapeutic process to my client’s needs by individualizing treatment and utilizing innovative styles- such as geek therapy, as part of my approach. I have been involved in geek culture since I was six years old- when my journey began playing Super Mario Bros on Nintendo. My involvement in geek culture over the years that followed blossomed into encompassing other areas, such as video gaming, PC gaming with a heavy MMORPG focus (FFXIV and WoW), TTRPGs, card games (Magic The Gathering), LARP, comic books, music, anime, cosplay and computer building.
Your new journey awaits, Adventurer! Let tomorrow start today. You don’t have to brave this adventure alone. Call today!