Compassion Warrior, Adventure Seeker, Emotional Healer, Balance Artist, Peace Keeper, Thought Detective
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC):
State of Illinois; #180007088
Expert Level Life Coach
Masters of Science, Psychology | Graduated with Distinction
California Polytechnic State University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology | Magna Cum Laude
Self-Mutilation Behavior in Youth and Adults: Causes, Treatment and Prevention training
Therapeutic Interventions for Counseling Parents with Difficult Teens training
40 hour Domestic Violence Prevention Training
In Person Walk & Talk or Coffee Chat Fees:
$100 per hour (Freeport, Illinois area only)
Areas of Expertise:
Individual Therapy, Woman and Gender Issues, Couples & Family Therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Interpersonal Relationships, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Grief, Self-Esteem
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Solution Focused and Eclectic Theories tailored to each individual's needs and preferences .
Feeling stuck? Have the ups and downs and twists and turns of life left you feeling frustrated...disappointed...stagnant? Do you approach each day as something to get through rather than something to experience and grow from? Do you feel your mind go blank when someone asks you what you’re passionate about? If you want these things to change, I will be there to help you navigate your journey, support you through the trials and celebrate your success.
You already possess skills that will help you improve the overall quality of your life and I am excited to help you discover, strengthen, nurture and successfully use them!
Confidently Independent, Loving Mom, Loyal Friend, Event Planner, Sense Maker, Humor Specialist
I grew up as an analytical, deep-thinking child and teen who many people came to with their struggles. I felt a calling to this therapeutic field during a mission trip in Costa Rica during my Sophomore year in high school and it really didn't come as too much of a surprise to those who know me best.
I love helping people figure out what is getting in the way of their ultimate life goals, followed up by assisting to come up with an effective plan to overcome and remove those barriers, while taking steps toward reaching that goal. I am passionate about helping people identify and clarify their specific type of struggle in order to start moving toward relief, healing and a more fulfilling existence.
I grew up in Northern Illinois and after heading off to California for graduate school, I returned to my hometown after graduating to be near family again. I then got married and a few years later had my daughter. A couple of years after that, life threw me a curve ball, as it so often does to people, and I went through a divorce I never expected. As devastating as that process is, it gave me a deep personal experience to draw from and help others going through difficult life changes. It also provided me with a real-life, first-hand experience of seeing something I originally considered to be one of the worst things possible, turn into something that has led to a happier, more fulfilling life. I love helping others discover that possibility during difficult times.
Heidi is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and nationwide Expert-level Life Coach. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Augustana College, followed by earning her Master of Science Degree in Psychology at California Polytechnic State University. During her education, she was invited and inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, and the Psi Chi Honor Society. She also received the Mary Wollstonecraft Award for her long analytical essay on Women’s and Gender Issues.
Heidi has worked in the counseling field for the past 12 years in a wide variety of settings including a community mental health clinic, a not-for-profit agency, a domestic violence center, a community college campus, on-site at middle schools and high schools and within a hospital setting.
Heidi is currently accepting new clients, so feel free to contact us to set up an initial appointment or ask any questions you may have. She is very flexible when it comes to scheduling, and has more available appointment times available than what is listed on his calendar. She can be reached directly via email at email@example.com.
Heidi was compassionate and calming. She helped me feel normal. I'm glad that I reached out!
Heidi immediately reached out. I was nervous about online counseling, but now realize this is so easy and works! Heidi was great!