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Good Housekeeping Heather Edwards

Heather Edwards is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, Board Certified Coach, & Board Certified Counselor.

Free Your Mind. Love Your Life.

Psychology was my first love, in the fall of 1987. That’s when I set my intention to complete graduate school and build a private practice one day.

Being a Libra, I needed to experience the full spectrum of mental health services before hanging my shingle. After all, the health and wellbeing of others is my first priority, and that’s a huge responsibility. 

In 2009, something clicked and I knew the time was right. I started my private practice and my dream of helping others in an a deeply meaningful way had been fulfilled.

Everyday I walk the life-changing pathways of my clients, with people I genuinely admire. I am so grateful to co-pilot these subtle shifts and life transformations. I can’t imagine doing anything else.

In short, here’s a little bit about my career path. In 1991, I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. In 1996, I completed my Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology. In 1998, I completed all requirements for clinical licensure.

It all began with helping children who were abused, neglected, or abandoned. The goal was to provide nurturing, safety, and structure to enable children to thrive, not just survive.

For a few years, I continued my passion working with families at-risk due to poverty, abuse, neglect, and/or trauma. The mission was to give families the necessary tools and resources to stay safe, intact, and to excel.

Working in hospitals provided me the opportunity to help people of all ages with acute psychiatric disorders, and dual diagnosis (both addictions and a mental health diagnosis). 

When I moved to New York City in 2003, I continued non-profit work with at-risk families in Brooklyn. Later, as a Clinical Care Manager in managed care, I authorized and reviewed hospital treatments plans nationwide.

All the while, I continued my education gaining new certificates, trainings, and insights. I became an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist in 2018, a Certified MBTI practitioner in 2014, and a Board Certified Coach in 2012.

As an information junkie, I’ve trained with some of the greats including Irvin Yalom, Bessel van der Kolk, Sue Johnson, Janina Fisher, Salvador Minuchin, The Gottman’s, Richard Schwartz, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Albert Ellis, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dan Siegel, Tony Robbins, Esther Perel, Jack Kornfield, Laurel Parnell, and more. 

My quest for new ways to help and heal is ever evolving.

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In The Media

I’ve been featured in and have written for a variety of media outlets including Fox 5 News, The Elvis Duran Show, Psychology Today, Bustle Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Fatherly, and Pilates Style on topics ranging from relationships and the “bromance” to coping with terrorism.


EMDR. Integrative Psychotherapy. Mindfulness

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Happy Clients

Heather has been amazing, she has been really supportive and nonjudgmental when I was the hardest on myself. She was able to help me take a step back and really challenge my belief system about how I perceived things, and I’m incredibly grateful to her for that. I also appreciated her flexibility and being accessible with different techniques.


A thoughtful, professional, and intelligent therapist. Highly recommended.


Heather has been my therapist for over 2 years. She is an incredibly caring and gifted professional who consistently goes the extra mile for her clients. She has supported me through some extremely difficult times and has helped me tremendously. She is a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and empathetic counselor who puts her client’s well being above all else. There is not enough room to say how very grateful I am to Heather for her presence in my life. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a therapist or a life coach. She is a rare gem and I feel lucky to have found her.


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