From the time I was very young, I’ve always been able to “feel” a person. Feeling a person means looking inside, seeing fears, vulnerabilities, wounds, and what makes that person tick. Most importantly, my ability to feel a person means I can relate to that person and understand how that person relates to others. I realize now this is a very special gift that I am excited to share with you.
Words are powerful moving vehicles of human emotion. My passions collide here as a writer and a professional counselor. I explore all relationship issues from my unique perspective as a mom and wife, married to my husband for over twenty years. Your takeaway: hopefully a few laughs, new perspectives and ways to improve your own relationships.
M.A. Counseling Psychology
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Pennsylvania
APA American Psychological Association Member
ACA American Counseling Association Member
Heather Heft’s experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor spans several decades and disciplines, but is consistently woven with the same threads: her true love of people and her genuine interest in helping them overcome whatever challenges that life presents.
Heather served as a counselor at Northwestern Human Services, dealing with an array of mental health diagnoses for a wide-reaching demographic. She handled employee assistance program intakes and worked as a crisis counselor for Integra Inc. As a counselor at a Victims' Service Center, she focused on those dealing with sexual assault and abuse.
Heather’s private practice focuses on her key area of interest: women and relationships, and fueled her idea to expand her reach in this arena through her blog and additional projects currently in development.
A gifted writer and storyteller, Heather’s portfolio ranges from academic articles
"What Individual Counselors Can Do To Sustain Wellness", to the PBS Series, “Inspiration” where she served as a writer/producer. Through her own blog and website, Heather is able to combine her unique insights and wisdom gained from her own long-term successful relationship and marriage with her clinical knowledge and expertise.
Her blog posts are the perfect mix of her professional wisdom with her candid, spot-on humorous insights about the daily struggles as well as joy in our primary relationships.