Testimonials

I had the privilege of working with Heather for three years.  She is one of the most knowledgeable and caring therapists I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  She brings a compassionate and professional approach to her work as a therapist, with a strong background in trauma work.  She uses that knowledge to help develop insight and practical skills to work through whatever life's challenges may bring.

Heather is dedicated to excellence in her practice… [She] has significant experience working with complex trauma and consistently demonstrates thorough and extensive knowledge of EMDR… [She] consistently demonstrates a high level of professionalism as well as ethical decision making…

Cheryl S. Cifelli, MSW, LCSW, RPT
EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Heather is one of the best clinicians I have ever worked with.  She impresses me with her thoughtfulness, ability to examine all perspectives, advocacy, ethical responsibility and her clinical aptitude.  She is not only an excellent clinician but also teacher as the individuals she does EMDR with not only can speak to how helpful EMDR is but also what the techniques they have learned are called, how they work, which symptoms they address and the motivation behind the use.  I am confident she will continue to provide the highest quality of care and influence individuals’ lives for the better wherever she goes.

Heather has demonstrated an open and inquisitive approach to learning.  She is working with clients who have complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Her positive and compassionate nature along with her strong dedication to upgrading her therapeutic skills is indicative of the fact that she will be a valuable asset to the growing EMDR community.

Judith Fuhrman, MSW, LCSW
EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Working with Heather as part of our shared individual’s clinical team was truly a pleasure.  Heather was able to advocate for her individuals while still ensuring that they were accountable for their participation within their recovery.  Heather always provided a safe place for people to work on their recovery, process their trauma and grow to meet their valued role they have defined for themselves.  Heather is one of the most exceptional therapists I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Danielle Gasperone, MA, CPRP

I met Heather in my role as clinical group consultant at the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work.  Heather has outstanding clinical skills owing to her keen intelligence, conscientious nature, and vast life experience.  She is, without a doubt, an outstanding therapist who will work tirelessly to help her clients move toward personal growth.

Heather and I worked together at the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy from November 2020 through April 2022 where we frequently discussed EMDR theory, practice, and client cases. I experience her as professional, skilled, and committed to ongoing EMDR learning and practice. Her counseling skills and knowledge base include evidence of a broad range of competencies, and she skillfully integrates humor, philosophy/theory and neurobiology into her work. In our organization many looked to Heather for consultation and/or supervision. She is a natural mentor and teacher.

Heather demonstrates excellent knowledge of the application of EMDR… She would be someone I would want to provide treatment to my friends and family… She is a creative, talented therapist with a well-rounded EMDR education… [who] demonstrates ethical decisions while supporting her clients.

Leigh Povia, LCSW, RPT, BCN
EMDRIA Approved Consultant

I find Heather to be a highly motivated and caring person who always strives to do the best she can for the individuals she serves.  She shows a real determination and willingness to abide by the ethical and professional standards that are expected of a clinician.  She exudes a high level of professionalism and as a result establishes a great therapeutic rapport with her clients and has truly garnered the respect of her peers.  Heather is genuinely excited about her work and eager to learn all that she can to expand her knowledge base and to help facilitate positive growth and change.  She is a real asset to the clients she has now and to the clients she will ultimately see in the future!

Heather displays mastery level ability to practice EMDR… [She] offers advanced clinical feedback for other EMDR therapists and is genuine in her love and enthusiasm for the modality. [She] displays strong ethics in her work… Heather’s professional character as a clinician is one of integrity, sincerity, grace, and exceptional clinical standards.

Joseph Woodbridge, MSW, LCSW
EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist & Consultant-In-Training

I had the pleasure of being one of Heather’s past supervisors.  Heather is a dedicated and compassionate therapist who went above and beyond to ensure that she provided quality treatment to her clients.  Heather was excellent at assessment, which allowed her to provide appropriate treatment to meet the needs of her clients.  Heather has a steady, gentle presence that makes her clients feel safe and comfortable.  

Why are there no testimonials from clients?

These testimonials are from colleagues, supervisors and consultants with whom I have worked.  I do not solicit or post testimonials from clients or former clients to protect their privacy and because soliciting testimonials from clients is prohibited by my professional code of ethics.