Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Eating Disorders
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Existential Analysis
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Somatic Approaches
- Spiritual Counselling
Counselling practice website:heatherwhalen.com
Hi, I'm Heather ! I have been practicing as a mental health therapist for 15 years and I am passionate about supporting individuals on their journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
First, I would like to offer a warm welcome and thank-you for being here. I would be so honored and excited to be your therapist on your healing journey! I believe that we each hold the answers to our own healing and emotional wellness within ourselves. As your therapist, my intention is to guide you through this process by holding a nurturing space for you to share your experiences, feelings, and concerns so that we can get to the root of any mental or emotional blocks that may be holding you back from living your most authentic life. Together, we will explore ways to heal from past trauma, improve your connection to yourself and others, deepen your sense of belonging and self-compassion, and live a more embodied life. Throughout our counselling relationship, my mission is to serve as your guide by asking questions and offering insights for personal reflection, emotional growth, and to help cultivate self-awareness. I will offer a variety of tools and techniques to help alleviate mental distress, process difficult life experiences, and become more attuned to your body and emotions.
I offer a warm, compassionate, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where you can be free to be your most authentic self. I understand that counseling can feel daunting and we may question whether we are 'troubled enough' to seek support. However, I have witnessed firsthand the transformation and growth that comes when we allow ourselves to be open and vulnerable with another person. I invite you to allow yourself the opportunity to be truly heard and seen as we explore your inner world and uncover limiting beliefs and behaviours that are no longer serving you.
I have extensive training in the treatment of eating disorders, relationship counselling, and somatic therapy, and I work from a holistic approach that includes a person's emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being. I believe that in order to heal from our trauma and reach our full potential we must reconnect to our body's inner wisdom and knowing. As a trauma and eating disorder informed yoga teacher and certified meditation teacher I may bring complementary healing modalities into the therapeutic space if clients are interested. I have personally experienced the transformative power of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practices and I'm always excited to share these skills and tools with others!
I look forward to working with you as you embark on your path to healing and personal growth.
Client fee individuals:$140 / 50 minute session
Client fee couples/families:$200/ 75 minute session