Heather Talbott, SUDP, CAAR
Each person travels a unique life journey filled with ups and downs along the way. Our experiences shape the way we view ourselves and the world. Being human is hard and having a safe space to process is essential to healing. Many will arrive at therapy when feeling stuck or in survival mode, interfering with meaningful relationships and life purpose. If you find yourself in this place, it is okay and means you desire to change. If you need support to set and meet goals for your life, change maladaptive coping skills or behaviors, or are just trying to figure out who you are and the next steps, then you are in the right place!
Because the strength of the therapeutic relationship strongly determines outcomes, I seek to partner with you on the path of self-discovery and growth. While I am here to help, remember there is no better expert on your life than you.
My approach to therapy is client-centered with positive regard, genuine empathy, and acceptance. I work through a strengths perspective and trauma-informed lens, with emotional safety as a top priority. Some of the techniques I draw from are Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and elements of Mindfulness.
I am a second-year graduate student at Arizona State University studying clinical social work. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University, and I currently work in substance use outpatient with therapeutic specialty courts. As a longtime resident of SW Washington, I love the outdoors and enjoy spending free time with family and friends. I look forward to hearing your story!