Heather L. Hurwitt
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Heather L. Hurwitt

She/Her/Hers

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI Marriage and Family Therapist, MFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Gainesville Accepting In-person
Updated February 26, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Heather specializes in providing abuse and trauma-focused 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 their trauma and move forward in their lives. She also supports clients who are going through major life transitions, including the beginning or end of relationships, switching jobs or careers, or adjusting to a new way of living.

Heather’s style is kind and empathic 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 caused by trauma and abuse. Through this modality, clients are able to de-couple from the burdens of trauma and triggers and find hope for their futures. Heather also addresses concerns using talk therapy to work through emotions, negative thinking patterns, relationship problems, or situations that hold them back from living joyfully and peacefully. She utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients reflect on their values and assess 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 graduated Summa cum Laude with 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 if they are not comfortable doing so. She supports her clients as they gain a better understanding of the current state of their lives and supports and encourages clients as they take healthy steps toward developing a true sense of authenticity.


Message to clients

Are you finding it difficult to live to your full potential after experiencing trauma or abuse? No matter when it occurred, recovery is possible! You do not have to "go it" alone. Let me help you work through your situation and process whatever is holding you back. I offer different types of therapy to help you find peace and stability after the life-altering experiences that come with trauma and abuse. Don't settle for a lackluster life! I can help you find healthy ways to move forward into a new and fulfilling chapter of life. I offer in-person services in Gainesville as well as telehealth throughout Florida.

I help clients restore inner peace by validating their experiences and helping them process traumatic events. I draw from different kinds of therapy to encourage clients to grow beyond their circumstances and find hope and joy. I offer talk therapy as well as EMDR to assist clients in unburdening themselves from the painful experiences of the past.

I am dedicated to understanding what trauma does to the body and mind and how it shows up in both so that I can help my clients move through the parts of their past that hold them back. I want to help you find purpose and peace and to embrace a healthy relationship with yourself so you can tap into true fulfillment. Check out my website to learn more!


Specialties

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

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

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

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

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)
  • Couples sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $125 (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


Location(s)

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 12pm-8pm
  • 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 12pm-8pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri 12pm-8pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

At The Heart, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor & Marriage and Family Therapist, 2021 - 2023
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


Licensure

Florida: IMH22532

Florida: IMT3707

Supervisor: Carolynn White (LMFT MT3060)


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Heather kindly answered all of my questions. She was non-judgmental and supportive throughout the consultation process."
- Zencare client • November 2023
"She was a great help to me even though I haven’t become a client yet"
- Zencare client • April 2023