Heather Treat

PsyD

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Heather Treat received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology before moving to Chicago in 2013. She currently practices as a Licensed Psychologist. Mindfulness is a way of life for Heather and it helped her develop her identity as a therapist. Heather now identifies as a contextual behavioral therapist using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) interventions/skills and an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach to intervene with her guests.

Her specialties include working with both adolescents and adults struggling with all different types of anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and relationship issues. She is adept at helping others find ways to improve themselves and their relationships with other people.

Heather brings a sense of genuineness, empathy, and warmth to her therapy with guests. She uses behavioral techniques, experiential activities, exposures, and family work to help guests improve the quality of their lives. She likes to use visuals and guests will often leave with a drawing or handout to help them in their treatment.

She has one criteria for her guests: Willingness. Guests experience her as someone who teaches skills and helps them set attainable goals. Heather believes all people inherently have everything they need to move forward in their lives. She likes to help them find what they need and use it. She holds her guests accountable and helps them commit to actions that move them towards their values. She also likes to help people improve their self-care routines so they can better emotionally regulate and be overall less vulnerable to external stressors. In terms of her own self-care, Heather loves to spend time with family and friends, do yoga, cook and watch movies.

Heather is currently accepting new guests at our Naperville Studio.