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About Heather Hill Therapy

About Heather

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in PA with over 10 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient hospital, outpatient and school settings.  I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults, especially girls and women, who suffer from anxiety and depression.  

 

My clinical orientation is “eclectic” which means I draw from a range of perspectives including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and family systems. In the beginning of our work together, we will examine the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and explore strategies to address the immediate problems bringing you in to therapy.  As a holistic, trauma informed practitioner, we will also explore a range of factors that could be impacting your life including family relationships, trauma, socioeconomic and cultural forces.   

With a warm, friendly and approachable manner, my goal is to create a trusting relationship where each client feels supported in healing and growth. In fact, I view the relationship between client and clinician as the most important element of therapy.  It is through that relationship, that I hope my clients will adopt more effective coping skills, accept and manage their emotions, and find an increased capacity to practice self-forgiveness, compassion and courage.  

 

Where possible, I also work to incorporate Ecotherapy techniques into my practice.  Ecotherapy is an emerging field that has shown to be helpful in relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and ADHD.   I completed a certificate in Ecotherapy from the Earthbody Institute and draw from past experiences as an environmental educator. Ecotherapy envelops a wide variety of activities that help clients to awaken and/or deepen a connection to nature for the purposes of healing and growth.

- Abraham Maslow

"In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety."