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Heather Stewart

Heather Stewart, LCSW

Outpatient Therapist
h.stewart@cavahelps.com

Heather Stewart’s goal as a mental health counselor is to support individuals and families in achieving peace and balance in their lives through developing stronger connections with themselves, others, and the world around them. She seeks to do this by creating a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic environment for her clients and warmly invites any individual reading to begin their journey here.

Heather is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and receives supervision toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Heather obtained a master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the same university with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies. She has experience providing mental health support to children, adolescents, and families in school, home, and community settings. Heather seeks to support individuals and families working through a diverse range of diagnoses and life challenges, including anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, grief and loss, family and relationship conflict, and LGBTQ+ issues.
She utilizes Play and Art Therapy techniques, theories of attachment and development, Structural Family Therapy theory, TF-CBT, and mindfulness practices to support individuals in the therapeutic process. Heather acknowledges and respects each individual as unique and complex, influenced by their own constellation of experiences, environment, and culture. She considers herself a lifelong learner and strives to tailor her approach to meet the unique needs of each individual or family she serves. She looks forward to getting to know you in the future.

“You do not have to be fearless. Doing it afraid is just as brave.” ~ Morgan Harper Nichols