Heather  Edwards

Heather Edwards

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for afternoon & daytime appointments in Midtown practice (updated November 15, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Relationships
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

My approach to therapy is empowering, collaborative, and authentic. I understand that taking the first step toward making changes is the hardest step. I’m here to support you in the process of healing, discovery, and transformation. Here is one of my favorite proverbs that mirrors therapy, ‘Just as the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.’


Specialties

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


General expertise


Insurance

Heather Edwards is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $225
  • Initial session: $275 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (45min)

Therapist's note

Heather can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Midtown practice

1 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:30pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:30pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:30pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Languages

  • English

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