Heidi Whitton, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing therapy at our Monroeville office. She believes that everyone deserves a chance to heal and grow. Her approach to counseling allows you to address emotional, social, spiritual, and physical aspects that have impacted your ability to heal. Heidi approaches all individuals with genuine care that is judgement free. She it is understands that it is important for an individual to be able to express themselves in a safe environment, which, in turn, promotes their healing in all areas of their life.
In 2015, Heidi graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitative Sciences with a concentration in addictions and a minor in psychology. From there, she continued her education at Clarion University to obtain her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and graduated in 2018. She started her career working in group homes with fostered youth as a youth counselor. From that position, she became a mental health counselor at Bradford Regional Medical Center while she completed her Master’s. There, she worked on an inpatient psychiatric unit and an inpatient dual diagnosis unit. During her time at the inpatient psychiatric unit, she was able to learn and develop a strong understanding of how to assist someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. While on the dual diagnosis inpatient unit, Heidi gained experience in addressing how addiction and mental health can both exist for an individual. She was able to develop an understanding of how one’s mental health can lead to addiction and addiction can create mental health symptoms. She moved to Pittsburgh in 2019 to take a new position as an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol counselor, focusing treatment on recovering from addiction. There, she was able to define her skills as a counselor while she was engaged with supervision to obtain her professional license. Currently, Heidi assists in providing assessments for individuals who are seeking inpatient treatment for substance use disorders.
Heidi looks forward to transitioning to private practice to continue her career goals, as well as work with client’s long term. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness approaches, as she believes that a combination of approaches can be helpful to individualize your experience while in therapy. Heidi has years of experience providing effective therapy for transitional age and adults, which include substance use and addiction, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, psychosis, personality disorders, grief and loss, trauma, stress management, self-esteem, and lifestyle changes. Heidi is able to assist individuals who have been released from incarceration as she understands the transition for re-integration from incarceration can be difficult. She has experience with providing individual and group therapy, along with assisting individuals who may be in crisis.
Heidi enjoys reading, working out, spending time with her cat and her significant other. She enjoys camping with her family and traveling to see new places. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals! To Schedule an appointment with Heidi at our Monroeville Counseling Center please call us at 412-856-WELL.