Heidi Unterberg is a licensed therapist working with individuals navigating Mental Health, Substance Abuse or Dual Diagnosis treatment for the individual and the family as a whole. Heidi has worked in the mental health field since 1997, assisting families, individuals, and communities to develop healthy habits. Heidi is published in addictions and how it affects the Family System and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic.
Heidi received her Bachelors of Art and in Psychology and Studio Art at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. Heidi then moved onto obtain a Master’s of Art in Forensic Psychology and Master’s of Art in Community Counseling with Argosy University in Arlington, VA. Heidi also is All But Dissertation in Counselor Education and Supervision. Heidi employs Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eco-systemic Therapy and will integrate from other schools of thought in order to treat the whole person/whole family, not the illness. In addition, Heidi supervises other clinicians for them to learn the skills of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. It is of utmost importance to Heidi that clients experience acceptance regardless of conditions, understanding and sharing the feelings of a client to provide an environment of safety, and being a transparent therapist, which allows the rapport between client and therapist is genuine.
Heidi has worked in many areas of Mental Health within the community. Family Based Mental Health, Functional Family Therapist, Foster Care, Sexual and Substance Abuse Addictions, Out Patient, and In Patient. Heidi believes most that Mental Health is a systemic issue not an “individual” issue will work tirelessly to assure clients can develop through their own autonomy.
“Once empowered, our clients have enormous gratitude for their renewed chance on life, and their feelings of acceptance and belonging give them the perseverance to face the challenges of each day. ”