Heather  Edwards

Heather Edwards

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Midtown Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

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

These are unprecedented times. You are on a level of “lockdown” and your life has been put on hold. It’s isolating, uncertain, and lonely. Things feel out of control. Time seems to vanish as one day blurs into the next. Work/life balance, relationships, erratic sleep cycles, and unfinished emotional business challenge you.I can help you regain a sense of control in this out-of-control world.

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

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: $250 (45min)
  • Initial session: $300 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $275 (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
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular 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

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular 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