About Heather Towndrow, LCSW
I don't know how I became a therapist, but I somehow always knew that this is what I would be doing. Originally starting in the field of social services in 2007, I have worked in many settings including domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and community centers for women. I finally felt at home 2012 when I found clinical social work, coming to the sense that I was where I needed to be in my life's work as a therapist/counselor for mental health. And when I started to specialize in helping others with wounds from their past, I felt even more that I was where I needed to be as a clinician.
Most individuals who seek me are seeking to find resolution to the past through trauma work. I understand individuals are all in different places in their paths of healing. Some may be ready to dive right in and others need to take their time first, finding a sense that they're okay once again. I have learned to focus on getting to know where each individual is in their journey.
Many people think that healing needs to come through therapy and many more are scared of the idea of even starting therapy. Ultimately I believe and have experienced that healing can happen in many places whether it be in nature, spirituality and faith, or spending time with a trusted friend. But sometimes the time is right where therapy is the right direction. Therapy is liberating, but it can also be scary. That is why I bring to my practice modalities of treatment that ditch the talking and go into a more experiential healing as I provide space for this important work. These modalities include EMDR, EFT, hypnosis, and somatic processing.
One of the many questions I get from people I meet is how I ended up in a Price, Utah, where I have lived the last eight years. I originated from Nebraska where I was raised and then I lived a short period of time in Colorado where I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Denver. Wanting to return to a rural community, I found Carbon County, an area I have grown to love. Although Nebraska and Utah are different in many ways, there are also many appreciable similarities between my childhood home and the new home I have made in this community.