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Heather Hawkins, LCSW

Therapy for all your parts.

1.

Individual
Psychotherapy

This tends to be longer-term in nature, particularly when treating PTSD, Complex PTSD, Personality Disorders, Dissociative Disorders and severe mood disorders. 

2.

Short-term Therapy

Sessions tend to be 6-8 or fewer and focused on a primary issue.  The therapeutic relationship can certainly evolve and go longer, but the initial investment is focused and brief. 

3.

Phobia Processing

Sessions are general 6 or fewer and focused on the phobia, for example, fear of needles. For more complex phobias (e.g. agoraphobia), a longer-term investment may be required.

4.

Recent Event Trauma Processing

Sessions can range from 4-12, and may require a greater investment, if the trauma is found to be more complex in nature. 

Therapy Sessions
About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience in medical social work, crisis mental health and psychotherapy.  I have worked in several medical settings, including psychiatric emergency services, inpatient psychiatric support, mobile crisis mental health, inpatient palliative care (including work in oncology, CVCU, NTCU and ICU intensive care settings), and outpatient geriatric medical settings.  As a result of this experience, I have a unique understanding of the needs of healthcare professionals at high risk for burnout and vicarious trauma, as well as the strain experienced by formal and informal caregivers and patients dealing with acute and chronic disease processes. 

 

My practice is highly relational and trauma-informed, and explores the connection between the mind and body through the language of parts.  My undergraduate degree was in Health Science, and I use this lens to integrate a greater understanding of the neurobiology of trauma and anxiety into the therapeutic work.  I specialize in support for clients looking to heal from trauma, dissociative disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, adjustment to acute/chronic illness, and grief and loss. I use a social justice orientation and am an ally to LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities.  

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My Approach

Perhaps you, like many of us, have been living in a fog for the past year. Or two. Or perhaps even longer. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, depression, crippling phobias or patterns of behavior that interfere with meaningful relationships, employment or movement towards your goals. We all have parts of self that interfere with our ability to lean into change or keep us at a distance from where we hope to be. Through the exploration of parts, we are able to listen to the most flawed aspects of ourselves with a new curiosity and question those voices that tell us we aren't enough or too broken.   

My experience and training includes IFS (L1), EMDR & Flash Technique, Attachment Interventions, CBT, DBT and mindfulness. 

Getting Help

If you are ready to take a step closer to healing, contact me to check for availability.  I accept private pay clients and I can provide a detailed receipt (called a superbill) after payment out-of-pocket for reimbursement with your insurance provider as an out-of-network provider. Level of reimbursement varies, so please contact your insurance provider for more information about coverage.  

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Contact me for a free 20 minute initial consultation to see if we are a good fit

2.

Schedule initial session with full assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan

3.

Attend your first session from the comfort and privacy of your own home 

  • PTSD

  • Complex PTSD

  • Dissociative Disorders

  • Personality Disorders

  • Identity disruption

  • Medical trauma (both patients and direct care providers)

  • Adjustment to acute/chronic illness

  • Sleep disturbance/insomnia

  • Grief and loss

  • Panic Disorder

  • Anxiety and phobias

  • Depression (Unipolar and Bipolar DOs)

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Professional/Career Issues

A part is not just a temporary emotional state or habitual thought pattern. Instead, it is a discrete and autonomous mental system that has an idiosyncratic range of emotion, style of expression, set of abilities, desires, and view of the world. In other words, it is as if we each contain a society of people, each of whom is at a different age and has different interests, talents, and temperaments.

-Dr. Richard Schwartz, Internal Family Systems Therapy

Contact

Investment

Individual Therapy Rates

Initial Assessment: $200

53-67 min: $170

38-52 min: $144

15-37 min: $96

*I am in-network with PacificSource Commercial Plans and can provide a detailed receipt (called a superbill) for seeking reimbursement with another insurance provider. 

EMDR & IFS Intensives

90 min: $255

120 min: $340

 

 

*Longer intensives available by arrangement 

*These costs are not covered by insurance

One-Time Consultation

20-30 min to assess fit for ongoing therapy services: Free

 

50 min: $144

 

90 min: $255

*This consultation service is for professional consultation for other therapists/allied health providers and for clients who are not seeking to establish a long-term therapy relationship for treatment purposes. 

If you are a healthcare professional licensed by the Oregon Medical Board, you may be eligible for 8 free therapy sessions through Oregon Wellness Program. Find out more at https://oregonwellnessprogram.org

***Free consultations are not a guarantee of services. A formal agreement must be made between me and you as the client in order for it to be a therapeutic relationship.***

Good Faith Estimate

Notice to clients and prospective clients: Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

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