I'm thrilled that you're looking for the right steps on your path to a happier and more fulfilled life! I am proud to operate Polk County's first mental health practice focusing on the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

I use LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy in my practice. This approach is based on the conviction that LGBTQ+ people deserve to be celebrated for their value in our society. This perspective is essential for effective therapy with LGBTQ individuals since it challenges the harm caused by living in a homophobic, heterosexist, transphobic, and cisnormative culture. My approach to therapy also includes a sensitivity to the many ways LGBTQ+ People of Color are impacted on further levels in a culture that promotes majority privilege. 

The most important message I want my website to communicate to you is that your unique personhood is respected and appreciated in therapy with me. 

I am happy to discuss your counseling needs by phone during a brief screening to determine if therapy with me is the right "fit" for your situation. When you call, please be sure to let the receptionist know you would like to chat with Heather for a phone screening. I will return your call personally, typically within 1-2 business days. I recognize that having a comfortable and healing connection to your therapist is critical to making progress, so I think it's important to make your acquaintance by phone to help facilitate the initial steps of your growth process.

—  Heather



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2033 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 4, Lakeland, FL 33803  


Phone: 863-271-7972

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