Heather is a masters level Mental Health Clinician and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She is also the Owner of New Beginnings Family Services, LLC. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010 and Certificate of Integrated Care for Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse for Adults in 2013. Heather achieved her Master’s of Science from Southern New Hampshire University in 2014. She further obtained her Masters of Addiction Counseling, (MAC) in 2017.
Heather has been Certified through Catholic Social Services as an Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Writer since 2014 and became Certified in Youth Trauma First Aid in 2016. She worked in the social services field for the past 12 years.
Prior to her work in mental health, Heather worked in the medical field for ten years where she developed a strong interest in a whole person approach to wellness.
Heather and her family have been Alaskan residents for 16 years where they have raised their children and are committed to serving the community. She is very community minded and has served in many capacities.
Heather’s ultimate goal as a clinician and community member is to empower individuals in our community to reach their maximum potential. Heather’s desire is to continue her service through the work being done with New Beginnings Family Services and her participation in community action service programs.
If you need professional guidance and assistance in dealing with drugs and alcohol addiction, call New Beginnings Family Services, LLC. We provide professional mental health solutions, including co-occuring diagnosis and substance abuse treatment. Schedule a consultation with our Certified Counselor, so that we can start
your therapy sessions as soon as possible.
Individual counseling (sometimes called psychotherapy, talk therapy, or treatment) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained mental health clinician in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.
What to expect at couples counseling?
Marriage counseling typically brings couples or partners together for joint therapy sessions. Working with a therapist, you'll learn skills to solidify your relationship, such as: Open communication. Problem-solving.
What is an intake appointment?
An intake interview is your first appointment with a therapist. During this initial appointment, he or she will ask various questions in order to make, or come closer to making, a diagnosis and to create a personalized treatment plan for you. The initial appointment is also your time to ask your therapist questions.
How long does an intake appointment last?
Plan for two hours, although most initial evaluations (also know as “intake appointments” or “intake assessments”) will take about 90 minutes.