Heather Hessel, Ph.D., LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Heather joined the clinic in 2018 and is located at the Golden Valley office. Heather offers counseling services for individual adults, adolescents, families, and couples. She specializes in managing stress, anxiety, depression, parenting and family conflict, adoption, communication skills, and premarital counseling. In addition, Heather has specialty experience working with substance use disorders and eating disorders. Heather is an active and collaborative partner in therapy and works with clients to identify what changes they would like to make in their life and to find solutions that will help them reach their goals. She believes that every person has the ability to create positive change in their life and she enjoys assisting individuals and families discover how to build a future that is more satisfying for them; a future with meaningful connections with other people, and with less stress and conflict. She draws from family systems approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, and Buddhist psychology, such as mindfulness meditation, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Heather is also trained in ART, Accelerated Resolution Therapy for trauma.
Heather graduated with a B.A. in Humanities from Loyola Marymount University, a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota.
Heather is currently accepting new clients.
Heather's direct phone number: 612-810-3189