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.
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
Heather Dickinson is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 18 years
Ackerman Institute for the Family, Clinical Externship in Couples and Family Therapy, 2012
Columbia Univesity, MSW, 2005
Georgetown University, BS, 1998