Heather  Foster
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Heather Foster

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Board-Certified Registered Art Therapist, ATR-BC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Brooklyn Heights Accepting In-person
Updated August 25, 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, adults, and couples in areas related to anxiety, depression, and PTSD/C-PTSD; sexuality and gender; substance use; and dynamics occurring in relationships.

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’s services support her clients through a combination of creative arts therapies, EMDR, parts work like IFS, 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 and in-person in downtown Brooklyn. 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. Research shows 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.

I have been told that my therapy style is compassionately direct while also being gentle, encouraging, and curious. 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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

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 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • 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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • 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

My sliding scale is based upon a person's income and is $175-$220/50min for individuals and $275-$295/55min for couples. If in need of sliding scale, please inquire during our initial call.


Location(s)

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 10am - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 7pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10am - 1pm
  • Fri 12pm - 7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn Heights practice
26 Court St. , #1904, Brooklyn, New York 11242
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 7pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10am - 7pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 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


Licensure

New York: 002434-01


Languages

English