Dr. Heather Bense, DSW, LCSW

Preferred Name: Heather

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Hello! I have extensive clinical experience working in various settings with a wide variety of populations as a clinical social worker. These experiences have offered me significant experience with many clinical struggles, including: depression, mood dysregulation, decision-making issues, anxiety, obsessions and phobias, self-harm, self-esteem, traumatic stress, family conflict and relationship issues, sibling rivalry, bereavement and grief, environmental stressors, and challenges specific to the LGBTQ+ community.

Education & Experience

I am an alumna of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work Policy and Practice where I received my Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) in 2020 and Rutgers University where I received my MSW in 2011.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Traumatic Loss Coalition, NJ

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors


  • English