Heather Edwards is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Coach in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. She is an expert in trauma recovery, anxiety, depression, and relationships.
Heather is Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which helps unblock and release painful memories, leading to more rapid recovery from emotionally charged experiences. She uses EMDR for trauma, procrastination, self-esteem, assertiveness, binge eating disorders, limiting beliefs, fears, and phobias.
In her work with couples, Heather works to uncover patterns, power dynamics, and the root causes of conflict. In these sessions, she also explores with clients what each person is bringing into therapy from their family of origin. Through this process, love, empathy, and active communication become the new normal.
Heather’s style is integrative, drawing from the best of several approaches including Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, CBT, and Humanistic Psychology. She values her client’s perspective and always meets them where they are in an open, curious, and nonjudgmental way. Heather follows her clients’ lead, helping them understand and overcome obstacles.
Heather offers a safe space for clients to work through their experiences and better understand themselves and others. She works collaboratively to empower clients as they move through the future with confidence and joy. She looks forward to meeting you at her office right next door to the 33rd Street subway station.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Heather Edwards is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Heather can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2009 - Present
ValueOptions, Clinical Care Manager, 2006 - 2010
Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services, Supervisor of Prevention, 2005 - 2006
Allegheny Psychological Services, Clinical Director, 2004 - 2005
Family Resources, Supervisor of Parent-Teen Services, 2003 - 2004
Butler Memorial Hospital, Program Coordinator, 2002 - 2003
Cicero Family Services and Mental Health Center, Program Director, 2000 - 2002
Riveredge Hospital, Program Coordinator, 1999 - 2000
Leyden Family Service & Mental Health Center, Clinical Supervisor, 1997 - 1999
The Reading Hospital & Medical Center, Activities Therapist, 1995 - 1997
Catholic Charities, Mental Health Counselor, 1992 - 1995