Heather L. Hurwitt
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Heather L. Hurwitt


Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT
Florida Accepting Online
Gainesville Accepting In-person
Updated May 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Divorce & separation

Professional statement

Heather Hurwitt is a therapist located in Gainesville, FL. Heather specializes in providing trauma-informed mental health treatment. Many of Heather’s clients have previously experienced traumatic events, leading to painful memories, difficulty trusting others, or continued feelings of danger. Heather works with these clients to process through their trauma and move forward in their lives. She also supports clients who are going through major life transitions, including the start or end of relationships, switching jobs or careers, or adjusting to a new way of living.

Heather’s style is kind and empathetic, while encouraging clients to challenge themselves and grow from their experiences. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is an evidence-based treatment for emotional distress after trauma. Clients find hope in their futures, and talk through the emotions, relationships, or situations that hold them back from living joyfully and comfortably. She also utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients reflect on their values and whether or not they’re living by these values. Her goal is to help her clients live meaningfully through healthy relationships with themselves and others.

Heather earned a Master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Global. She collaborates with her clients, never pushing them to disclose or address certain parts of their traumas or emotions. She supports her clients as they gain a better understanding of the current state of their lives and take healthy steps toward developing a true sense of self which can help them overcome any roadblocks that arise.

Message to clients

If you are struggling, there is no need to "go it" alone. Let me help you work through and process whatever you are going through from stress, anxiety, and depression to life adjustments, trauma/victimization, and separation/divorce. With perseverance, courage, and hard work, along with the support, encouragement, and treatment options I offer in therapy, you can find a fulfilling way forward into a new chapter of life-satisfaction.

My office is located in the Millhopper area of Gainesville but I also offer telehealth options throughout Florida. I offer daytime and evening appointments Monday through Friday.

I appreciate the opportunities to partner with clients to gently but firmly help them find the inner peace they long for through validating their experiences and processing any traumatic events. Then, I enjoy walking with clients through the journey of rediscovering themselves and preparing to bravely step into the next chapter of their lives by helping them explore and develop a new or elevated sense of self.

As a trauma-informed therapist, I am dedicated to understanding what effects trauma has on the mind and body and how it presents in both so that I can help my clients move through the parts of their past that hold them back. I’m here to help you find peace and purpose in life and to embrace a healthy relationship with yourself in true fulfillment.


Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

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

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

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

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Heather Hurwitt 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: $100 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I do not accept insurance at this time but can provide clients with a superbill if they would like to submit it to their insurance


Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-8pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri 12pm-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Gainesville practice
4715 NW 53rd Ave., Suite B, Gainesville, Florida 32653
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-8pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri 12pm-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

At The Heart, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist, 2021 - Present
Advent Group Ministries, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist, 2021 - 2022

Personal Transformation Institute, EMDR Basic Training, 2022
University of Massachusetts, Global, Masters in Psychology, MFT & PCC, 2021


Florida: IMH22532

Florida: IMT3707