Dr. Heather Putney, Ph.D, LMFT, CSAT, EMDR

About Me

I am the Founder and Clinical Director of Untethered Therapy Group (www.untetheredtherapy.org). I am a systems-focused therapist whose primary focus is helping couples, families and individuals heal from relational trauma, betrayal and addictions. I am a Certified Sex Addiction therapist and I specialize in helping family systems heal from the impact of compulsive, destructive behaviors (deception, infidelity, gaslighting, betrayal)and trauma in their personal and family life. I also help clients identify and heal the attachment wounds, negative core beliefs and dysfunctional coping strategies that continue to wreak havoc in their lives. I also work with all forms of single incident or multiple incident trauma while integrating EMDR as a crucial tool in expediting the healing process of the clients I work with.

Education & Experience

PhD in Counseling Supervision and Education, Duquesne University, 2017 MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, UMass Boston, 2010 Clinical Director Untethered Therapy Group 2014-Current Therapist- Couple's and Family Counseling Center McMurray, PA 2012-2014 Mobile Therapist- Turtle Creek MHMR 2010-2012

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Vice President of the Pittsburgh EFT Collaborative (Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Spanish


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Highmark
  • UnitedHealth