Ms. Heather Renee Vance, LPC

(She/ Her)
Preferred Name: Heather

Online Therapy

About Me

I am Heather Vance, a Licensed Professional Counselor & Art Therapist enjoying 22 years of helping children, teens, adults, and families work through painful life events and build skills essential to wellbeing: self-awareness, emotional regulation, adaptability, empathy, value-based living and effective relationship practices. I specialize in helping children and adults with ADHD understand their brains, manage challenges, and harness their unique cognitive gifts. Change is a process, not an "on/off" switch; lasting change occurs in stages and is characterized by ambivalence, failure, adaptation, and growth. Our pasts do not dictate our futures! I approach the process of change by engaging clients in exploration of their journey to the present and how patterns of thoughts and behaviors that protected or soothed them early on now compromise their quality of life. I provide a warm and accepting space in which to explore the possibility of living differently. My approach to the change process is eclectic, drawing from attachment theory, neuropsychology, client-centered, cognitive, experiential, relational, developmental, and multicultural influences. I heartily enjoy working with children, tweens, adolescents, and adults seeking a more peaceful, joyful, and connected life.

Education & Experience

BA Psychology 2000 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC); MA Art Therapy 2002 UIC; MA Clinical Psychology 2011 Argosy University- Phoenix

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Does Not Accept Insurance