Heather  Foster
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Heather Foster


Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC
New York Accepting Online
Updated February 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Attachment issues
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Heather Foster is a psychotherapist and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), verbal psychotherapy, couples therapy, and creative arts therapies. She specializes in working with teens and adults who want to reduce their feelings related to anxiety, depression, and PTSD/C-PTSD; gain clarity regarding sexuality and gender identity; and understand themselves and their relationships more fully.

Heather’s approach is relational, person-centered, and LGBTIA+ affirming. She values collaborating with clients to build a trusting environment in the therapeutic alliance. Heather invites compassion and curiosity into sessions so that clients can gain insight into their patterns, make meaning of their experiences, and live more fully in the present.

Heather believes that co-creating positive resources can help clients be more available to notice their feelings, create healthy boundaries, identify needs and desires, and cultivate a greater capacity for self-awareness, joy, and hope. When working with teens and couples, Heather encourages families to use a lens of compassion so that they can modify patterns with one another and find repair.

Heather’s services support her clients through a combination of creative arts therapy techniques, EMDR, and verbal processing to expand beyond conventional talk therapy. This way of working leans into the brain and body's natural desire to move towards healing.

Heather’s sessions are held virtually via Zoom. She is available for a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss themes related to reasons for seeking therapy, as well as discussing details like scheduling and billing.

Message to clients

Finding the right fit in a therapist is so important. I believe that there is a link between the positive benefits a person experiences from therapy and how a person views the connection they have with their therapist. It can take time to establish this connection, but a couple of important factors are that you feel your therapist actively listens to you and your concerns, and that your therapist can offer an environment that is supportive, even if at times the material in session feels challenging to sit with.

I have been told that my therapy style is gentle and encouraging, curious, and compassionately direct. I am committed to walking with my clients on their unique journeys. If you think that we might be a good fit, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to connecting with you.


Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Heather Foster 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: $225 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $350 (55min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

I offer sliding scale for those in financial need ranging $175 - $225. For individuals who would like to submit their paid receipts to insurance for possible out of network coverage (OON), I can provide a Superbill each month upon request.


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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Harris and Long Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
New Directions Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Art Therapist/Primary Counselor, 2018 - 2022
Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2022

William Alanson White Institute, Couples Therapy Training, 2022
Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy, EMDR, 2021
New York University, M.A. Art Therapy, 2018
University of Iowa, M.F.A, 2007


New York: 002434-01