Heather graduated from University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work with her Master's degree. She has several years experience working with various types of individuals, groups and teaching experiences. She would describe herself and approach as a Transition Trauma Specialist, and is educated and skilled in the area of Integrative Behavioral Health as a Behavioral Health Consultant. She has a vast background of working with chronically ill, crisis services, hospital acute care, home care, elderly, children in play therapy, women's issues and creative expression. She has approximately 6 years experience as been a trainer and provider for telepsych care and is available to provide online counseling for clients who are able to meet criteria for this modality.
In addition to her experience, she has had experience as a administrator role in higher education as well as instructor for various behavioral health related fields. She has assisted several students in their academic goals as field instructor for the Graduate School of Social Work at University of Denver, Metropolitan State University, Regis University and has had a student in the health occupations dual enrollment from the local High Schools. She has been an editor for a local newspaper in Colorado providing advice and wellness ideas, and has appeared on local radio station for call in psych-educational topics. She continues her interest with Integrative Health (biopsychosocial concerns), and is seeking certification in Aromatherapy. She authors and manages programming for sensory therapy for seniors with dementia, health advocate, and virtual care giving. she has served as a child and family investigator representative, parenting instructor curriculum design for domestic relations court and expert witness and trained as decision-maker mediation 4 domestic relations Court and civil matters.
In her free time she likes to spend time with her fur babies, engage in community events, arts, and dancing, gardening, and outdoor adventures.