Hi, I’m Heather Lawson, and I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I have been with Eagle Counseling for 6 years. My background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. I practice an integrated approach to counseling, meaning that I use a few specifically chosen complementary theoretical frameworks that inform my understanding of health and wellness.
I believe in a whole-person approach to counseling: body, mind, and spirit. For us to be healthy and whole, we must look at all three areas. My goal as a counselor is to assist clients toward creating wellness, rather than treating a diagnosis. I believe our futures are created and negotiated by us as individuals, and I want to help my clients create a more optimal future for themselves. Based on their specific goals, I assist clients with taking small steps towards better health and wellbeing. I focus not only on thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, but also, the key role that lifestyle interventions such as nutrition, sleep, and exercise have in helping my clients achieve an optimal level of functioning.
My training and background provide me the opportunity to work with the entire family system. I especially enjoy working with teens and young adults, often incorporating art, books, movies, and music into sessions.
My areas of focus include ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, autoimmune disease, life transitions, and marital and family issues. When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, visiting national parks, and attending concerts and musical theater productions.
Heather Lawson, LPC