Heather Dickinson, Therapist in New Canaan, Connecticut — Zencare
Heather  Dickinson
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Heather Dickinson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Connecticut Accepting Online
New Canaan Accepting In-person
Updated July 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Heather Dickinson is an LCSW in New Canaan. She works with individuals, couples and families. Many of Heather’s clients come in to address issues in relationships, emotional concerns like managing stress and anxiety and family issues. Heather is particularly passionate about serving couples.

Heather has advanced training in couples and family therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Her approach focuses on helping clients identify problematic patterns in relationships. In session, Heather focuses on helping clients identify old patterns of behavior or relating that may no longer be serving them and help build new ways of connecting. This approach supports clients to gain new understanding and learn new strategies for managing difficult feelings and dynamics.

Heather's style is collaborative, warm and goal-oriented. When clients first start therapy, she will establish a strong connection and identify goals together.

Heather received their MSW from Columbia University and completed post-graduate training from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Heather has also completed the Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Heather offers both in-person and remote therapy sessions.


Message to clients

Welcome. A healthy relationship to one’s self, one's partners and families, and one's past is crucial to one's happiness and capacity for joy in the present moments and in the future. Together let’s look at what is getting in your way.

When life presents challenges relating to family, relationships and other issues, it can feel overwhelming to manage alone. I work collaboratively with you to identify the goals of therapy and address the problems you want to change.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Insurance

Heather Dickinson is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
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New Canaan practice
173 East Avenue, New Canaan, Connecticut 06820
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years


Ackerman Institute for the Family, Clinical Externship in Couples and Family Therapy, 2012
Columbia Univesity, MSW, 2005
Georgetown University, BS, 1998


Licensure

Connecticut: 008907


Languages

English