Heather Towndrow, LCSW, CYP-500
I prefer therapy to be innovative as well as personalized and centered to each individual's needs. Too often mental health creates stigmatization based on an individual's diagnosed condition. From this, people become their labels and lose a sense of who they are underneath their symptoms. While I believe that diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD are helpful in understanding one's own condition, I also believe that we can lose sight of a person's individual needs. That is why when we meet, I will want to get to know you and your treatment goals so together we can have a sound foundation as we start the therapy process.
Since 2016 my journey as a clinician has become personal as well as spiritual. I often look back and am surprised to see all of the transformations I have made from this adventure. I believe therapy is a personal journey that one takes when they are ready for a new lifestyle. That is why I enjoy working with others as they work towards their own personal revolutions.
Research says that the most effective element in therapy is the therapist-client relationship. I couldn't agree more! I also believe that the therapist's education and available skills and tools can bring additional benefit. With growing research supporting the need for therapy to use the whole brain and not just the top brain, I have explored and found these additional methods to bring to my practice. Click on the circles below to discover more about each treatment method.