Healing Hearts is a clinic that provides specialty counseling services and research-based alternative treatments to medication. Many of our clients have not had success with traditional therapy. As a result, we combine traditional therapy with supportive treatments to help people move forward in life.

The average family drives 90 minutes for weekly appointments.

We conduct tests and measurements to identify the root of issues and offer multiple treatments to create a targeted approach to healing. We have found that one method does not work for everyone. As a result, we combine therapy with EEG Neurofeedback, HEG Neurofeedback, Heart Math™, sensory techniques, Interactive Metronome®, the Integrated Listening System®, Cranio Sacral Therapy, and MNRI Primitive Reflex Integration.

We study and consult regularly with leading authors/researchers in the field on a regular basis for ongoing training which includes: Dr. Ed Hamlin, Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, and Dr. Svetlana Maskotova. Dr. Hamlin has been involved in conducting research on the neurodevelopmental impact of early trauma and abuse, subtyping of depression, the use of neurofeedback in depression, and EEG training for traumatic brain injuries.

Our clinicians are in the process of becoming Certified Attachment Therapists under the guidance of author and researcher Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman. Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman has authored several books including, "Creating Capacity for Attachment," "Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy," and "Attachment Parenting." Healing Heart Family Counseling Center is commited to being on the forefront of mental health treatment and continues to build relationships with leading experts for consultation, training, and collaboration.


Issues Facing Adoptees

In the book, "Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew," author Sherrie Eldridge discusses the deeper issues facing adopted children. She quoted a twenty-year-old woman who said, "I've been in therapy all my life and no one knew what to do with me." It is thus important that when you search for a therapist to work with an adoptee, the therapist is aware of the deeper issues involved in the adoption process and has an understanding of the adoptee's experience. At Healing Hearts, we have extensive training and experience in working with children who have been adopted. Often adoptees feel truly understood for the first time in their lives once they come to Healing Hearts.


Testimonials

Our therapist has been an invaluable part of our children's healing process. She understands childhood complex trauma, hard-core attachment issues, mental illness, and a whole gamete of foster care and adoption challenges. She was able to take on the seemingly insurmountable task of creating an individualized treatment plan for each of our kids and foster kids. This has been no small accomplishment when we have had numerous foster children and adoptive special needs children (from toddlers to teenagers)with accumulated issues ranging from Reactive Attachment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Early-onset Bi-polar, Asperger's Syndrome, Autistic trait, Sensory Integration Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and even Personality Disorders. The best part is that she is capable of sharing a wide array of techniques that children respond to. Whether she is telling them "stories," making timelines, charting their progress, giving them outlets to rage, using reverse psychology, using reflective techniques, sharing identifiable experiences, instilling trust, teaching coping mechanisms, and using countless other ingenious methods, she is driven to get to the core of kid's behaviors.

Once she helps us to discover WHY our children are reacting the way they do we are able to focus on the REAL issues and make major headway. Before we found our therapist, we had very little understanding of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) to the detriment of our children. Our lack of appreciation for the symptoms and motivations of Reactive Attachment Disorder was a non-stop frustration, hindrance, and heartbreak for us. We had gotten so much misinformation that our therapist's deep understanding of attachment issues and healing from such issues was our first glimpse of our family's light at the end of the tunnel. She has continued to educate my husband and I at every stage of our children's healing process. At this point, we attribute a great deal of our children's success (against many other professional's limiting expectations) to our therapist's experience and dedication to our children's therapeutic sessions.