Heather Patterson





Child and Adolescent

Family Therapy


Age Groups

Children Ages (5-10)

Adolescents Ages (15-17)




2 Years

Personal Experience & Biography

My goal as a therapist is to help individuals achieve their highest level of functioning based on their stage of development. I recognize that oftentimes trauma and toxic stress block people from accessing their authentic selves which leads to a feeling of being “stuck.” Moreover, these blocks must be worked through to avoid reenacting harmful intra- and inter-personal patterns of interaction. With my youngest clients, I utilize the therapeutic powers of play to help with emotional processing and becoming “unstuck.” In a larger context, I aim to help family members understand one another more deeply so that each person can adaptively meet their own needs.

I strive to create a space that is first and foremost nonjudgmental. I believe that we are all doing the best we can at any given moment, and with an open mind we can grow into healthier, more fulfilled versions of ourselves. I hope to help my clients feel safe, heard, and validated for who they are, while gently pushing them to grow past their comfort zone.

I am thorough and detail-oriented so my clients can be sure that I am listening to them and trying to see the bigger picture of their life histories. I also believe therapy can be fun while still uncovering uncomfortable truths that people often wish to avoid. I work hard to include parents in the therapy process as much as possible.

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