Heather Truschel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado and has worked with children, adolescents, and families in community and school based settings for the past 16 years. She specializes in working with youth and families dealing with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, family conflict, grief, and trauma. She is also a Registered Play Therapist and is currently working on becoming a certified Sandplay Practitioner. Heather has a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Anthropology from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Counseling from Arizona State University.
Heather utilizes child-centered, attachment informed, and systemic approaches in her clinical work. She meets the client and family where they are at with a positive, unconditional regard and provides a safe, sacred space to support moving towards healing and change. She also believes in the power of connection and attachment and uses empathy, compassion, play, and symbols to promote this in her therapeutic relationships with clients, as well as build strong partnerships with parents to enhance this in their own family relationships. With a background in school based therapy, Heather believes it is important to collaborate with the client’s school, when needed, in order to support the client in all areas of their life.
Heather has recently moved to Fort Collins, CO from Oakland, CA with her husband and young child. Heather loves to go on local adventures, hike, travel, connect with friends and family, play, read, and be engaged in local community events and advocacy groups.