Heather Heidt is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, serving as Assistant Clinical Director at Vantage Point Recovery and Lifestyle Management.
Prior to pursuing a career in psychotherapy, Heather was working in management and sales for 15 years, when she found herself called to help others on a deeper level.
Heather took a leap of faith, moved to San Francisco, and soon secured a job for an Inpatient Facility treating co-occurring disorders. It was not long before she gained experience in Case Management, Group Facilitation, and as a Utilization Review Specialist. Working her way to Assistant Program Director, she coordinated the care for adults, adolescents, LGBT, and families struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Heather has worked in all levels of treatment including Detox, Inpatient/Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient. Her experience in various levels of care as well as her skills in Assessment and Intake allow her to provide individualized treatment and exceptional attention to clients’ needs.
As a result of these experiences, Heather yearned for more knowledge and education. Relocating back to Southern California, Heather obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. During this time, she was certified as a Yoga Barre Instructor in order to gain a fuller understanding of the mind-body connection, which, she continues to utilize with clients. Heather’s belief about the importance of continued growth and learning also found her acquiring a Life Coach Certification.
Heather also works in Private Practice, providing individual therapy for those struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and self-esteem issues. She implements solution-focused therapy, CBT, communication skills training, family systems, motivational interviewing and various other modalities, depending on the specific needs of the client.
Heather is a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. She has received training in Group Therapy Facilitation and Family and Addiction.
When not at work, Heather spends her time practicing yoga, investigating how food and nutrition affects our mind and body, exploring nature, and mentoring women in the community.