Through love, empathy, and compassion, Heather’s mission is to empower others around her. Her belief is that all individuals can heal and strengthen their self-worth, while enhancing the meaning of past trauma.
Heather was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had later moved to a small town in South Jersey. She obtained her MSW from the Rutgers School of Social Work while enrolled in the Addiction Counselor Training Certificate Program. She further strived to receive her credentials as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Heather has attended clinical trainings in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Family Systems, as well as Grief and Loss.
Early in her career, Heather sought to empower individuals and families through advocacy work within nonprofit organizations. She provided evidence-based treatment to individuals within the residential, intensive outpatient, and intensive in community settings. Heather further transitioned into supervisory roles, where she took steps to execute engaging and experiential clinical curriculum within treatment programs.
Heather is grateful to be a team member of Victory Bay Recovery Center and is excited to positively impact the lives of others.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates vision for tomorrow.” - Melody Beattie