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Heather Edwards

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
PennsylvaniaFloridaNew YorkRhode Island
Anxiety-Depression-Trauma-Mindfulness-Relationships-Couples counseling-

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Professional statement

Heather Edwards is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan near Grand Central Station. Many of her clients are successful professional women working on healing trauma. They often find themselves navigating the intricate maze of life transitions, striving toward life balance, and healthy relationships. As they engage in therapy, such as EMDR, they confront and reprocess past wounds, gradually shedding the weight of their traumatic experiences. They begin to develop healthier coping mechanisms, embrace change with greater resilience, and cultivate a more harmonious life. They transform their pain into their strength.

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 from childhood abuse and neglect, self confidence, 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 online or at her office on Lexington Ave at 40th St.


Message to clients

If there was a way to feel better, would you be interested? When trauma is triggered, it prompts a wave of automatic reactions. It feels scary & out of control. It destabilizes relationships, and deepens a sense of aloneness. Experiences such as bullying, abuse or neglect, and accidents can cause these reactions.

Clear trauma with EMDR therapy, boost self-confidence, & experience a joyful life. Re-discover your innate natural wholeness. In psychotherapy, I will witness your life story, guide you to new possibilities, & build your resilience from the inside out.

As a seasoned therapist with 20+ years experience, I've helped adults, families, & children in homes, hospitals, community centers, schools, & private practice. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY, FL, RI, & PA, a Certified EMDR Therapist, a Life Coach, & Board Certified Counselor. I specialize in healing anxiety, depression, & trauma.

It can be difficult to find the right therapist, and uncomfortable sharing your life with an unfamiliar person. I will meet you where you are, help you soothe the inner critic, clear trauma, & develop meaningful values-based goals. I invite you to co-create your treatment journey & dialogue about your progress.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Private Practice
ValueOptions, Clinical Care Manager
Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services, Supervisor of Prevention
Allegheny Psychological Services, Clinical Director
Family Resources, Supervisor of Parent-Teen Services
Butler Memorial Hospital, Program Coordinator
Cicero Family Services and Mental Health Center, Program Director
Riveredge Hospital, Program Coordinator
Leyden Family Service & Mental Health Center, Clinical Supervisor
The Reading Hospital & Medical Center, Activities Therapist
Catholic Charities, Mental Health Counselor

Parnell Institute , EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, 2018
Institute for Life Coach Training, Board Certified Life Coach, 2012

Licensure

Pennsylvania: PC002426 - New York: 000631 - Florida: MH 20044 - Rhode Island: MHC01453

Languages

English

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
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

In-person sessions are available on Fridays in NYC.

Online video sessions are available other days in the comfort of your own home.


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

  • Individual sessions:$300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $300
  • Initial session:$400 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$300 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.