Are You Feeling Anxious? Lonely? Frustrated?
Let’s talk. I help people heal the past and move forward with confidence.
Heather Edwards, LMHC, NCC, BCC is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Coach, & National Certified Counselor.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” – Henry Ford.
Life is complicated. I can help. Our thoughts affect our feelings. Our feelings affect our actions. Our beliefs affect everything.
In my practice, I integrate the best of several orientations and methodologies to create the most significant and lasting change for you.
I interweave elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Psychotherapy (EMDR), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Since I value the individuality of each client, I shape my approach to fit your unique circumstances and needs.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps you identify the faulty and unproductive thinking patterns that block you from living the life you desire.
Through a process of noticing and reframing thoughts that get in your way, you can break free of the thinking traps that keep you stuck.
Generalizations, catastrophizing, and all-or-nothing thinking are just a few of the common pitfalls. They can be changed. I can help you identify them.
In Rational Emotive Behavioral Psychotherapy you will not only develop an awareness of these subconscious thinking patterns but also the faulty beliefs underlying them.
By slowing your self-talk and automatic thoughts, ingrained patterns emerge. Some refer to these patterns as “Gremlins” because they tend to self sabotage.
They give voice to your self doubt, indecisiveness, and shame. When brought to light and challenged, over time they disappear. As healthier thoughts & beliefs are developed, improved mood and sense of well-being flow.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy helps you find solace in the reality of your situation and develop a freedom to choose your next steps. It removes the urgency, struggle, and strife of wanting to control the uncontrollable.
Through acknowledgement and validation of all the ways you’ve tried to fix the problems in your life, you will arrive at a place of letting go. Firmly grounded there, you can experience the clarity and empowerment needed to move toward what matters most.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” – Carl Rogers
See my Mindfulness and EMDR pages for more information on these services.