Heather Whitney LCSW
Heather has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington, (Children, Youth, & Families concentration), and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Seattle University. She has worked with children and families for nearly 20 years, most recently as a School Counselor from 2008-2016, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for children and teens with cancer and Sickle Cell Disease and their families from 2003-2008, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for pregnant women and teens from 2001-2003. Heather has helped a culturally and socioeconomically diverse group of clients and their families navigate difficult life changes and cope with a range of challenges.
Individual and group therapy
Heather views therapy as a collaborative process for reflection, emotional support, and identifying goals strengths, and resources. She believes it is also a valuable tool for developing self-awareness and acceptance, cultivating hope and motivation, and building skills for coping, productive decision-making, and communicating well with others. Arts and crafts, games, and stories are among the tools she uses for connecting with children. Strategies and ideas from several frameworks have been useful to her in helping others: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior Modification, Collaborative Problem-solving, Family systems, and Multicultural Counseling.
Some things I enjoy most are music, yoga, art, dance, playing guitar, and learning about holistic health and issues of social justice. I treasure time with family and friends, and would love to one day learn Spanish.
0-5, 6-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+
Autism Spectrum Disorder , Depression, Grief/Death, OCD , Stress Management, Parenting Issues, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, Trauma, Medical conditions, Anger Management, ADHD