Heather D

Other Info

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Credentials: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (NY #092490, PA #020880)

General Availability: Mondays – Thursdays, late morning to early evening

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Life transitions, Relationship issues, Self-esteem/self-compassion; Using intersectional, anti-capitalist, anti-racist and anti-fatphobic lenses

Guiding Principle: As a queer-identified therapist, I believe in offering an affirming space for people of all identities and experiences, including LGBTQIA2S+, poly, and kink communities. I work collaboratively with clients to create a supportive, safe and healing environment, free of judgment, that strives to honor their history and individual experiences, such as growing up LGBTQIA2S+, experiencing discrimination, family dynamics, loss and grief. Together, we explore ways to further understand what makes us who we are and move towards living a more fulfilled life.

Additional Training or Expertise: Extensive experience with queer and trans individuals. Exploration of gender and sexuality, family/interpersonal relationship issues, boundaries, living with HIV/AIDS, trauma processing and recovery. Support through transitioning, including gender affirming surgery letter writing.
Additional Professional Affiliations: NASW member
Undergrad / Grad Schools: Rider University/ Bryn Mawr College
Where I’m from originally: Montclair, NJ