Hey! I’m Heather.
I’m glad you’re here.
Reaching out for support, meeting ourselves where we are now, and making changes, takes compassion, vulnerability and courage. I think you are worth it. For many of us, we’ve been told repeatedly that we are not enough (good enough, pretty enough, intelligent enough...the list is endless), either by others, ourselves, or what we’ve taken to be truth through our lived experiences. It can feel insurmountable and overwhelming to think about viewing ourselves, others or the world differently, to make sustainable and lasting changes in your life for the better. You don’t have to go it alone - that’s where I come in.
My goal as a therapist is to help you learn how to change self-defeating beliefs and patterns that are no longer serving you, so that you can feel rooted and grounded again. I’ll teach you tools so that you can put anxiety, panic and depression in the rearview mirror in order for you to regain confidence in yourself and handle whatever life throws your way. This means helping you find your way back to what brings meaning, value and passion to your life.
I’m a real human too. When I am not working, you can find me reading a book, enjoying nature, trying my hand at making something delicious in the kitchen, playing with my coonhound or watching the newest superhero movie.
Professional Bio: Heather Thomson (MSSW, LICSW) is a clinical social worker and therapist in Seattle, WA. Prior to opening her private practice, Heather worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, inpatient hospice, behavioral health integration in primary care clinics and at a state psychiatric hospital. Heather takes a systems theory and behavioral approach to therapy, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI) and mindfulness techniques. She has received in depth training in DBT, completing a 60+ hour course while working at the University of Washington Medical Center. Heather has also completed Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training (Levels 1 and 2), with the goal of becoming a certified Gottman Couples therapist. She received a BA in Foreign Languages (Spanish) and International Affairs at The University of Puget Sound and a MSSW in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.