Heather Lortie, LCSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Heather is the founding director of The Collaborative. Drawing on three decades experience across fields of human development - as an educator, curriculum and staff developer, as a community organizer versed in systems thinking, organizational and cultural change, she guides our team. Our philosophy is informed by emerging breakthroughs in psychology, neuroscience, intercultural and social justice theory, trauma and resilience.

Education & Experience

Ed.M. Harvard Graduate School of Education M.S.W. New York University In addition to becoming certified in EMDR: Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Comprehensive Resource Model, AEDP level 3, Child/Teen/Family treatment.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Families
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+


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