Heather Bowser, MS.Ed., LPC, NCC has expertise in counseling adults dealing with caregiver strain, acute & chronic illness, bereavement, complicated grief, anticipatory grief, palliative care and end of life issues. She also has experience treating adults dealing with work/life balance, substance use issues and anger management. She recognizes that many of these topics are often uncomfortable to discuss and does so with compassion and respect. We will all be facing difficult conversations regarding our own health or the health of a loved one at some point in our lives. Talking through ways to deal with these conversations are particularly important.
Heather’s theoretical approach to counseling includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Impact Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused. Most recently, Heather has been helping couples to enhance their relationship by utilizing the teachings she has been provided by taking Gottman Method Couples Therapy trainings to expand her repertoire.
Heather finds providing counseling services to clients a privilege.
Education & Experience
Heather grew up in central Pennsylvania and completed her undergraduate coursework at The Pennsylvania State University. She moved to Pittsburgh and enrolled at Duquesne University and earned her MS.Ed. in community counseling.
Heather has over 17 years of counseling experience and has worked for various programs in Pittsburgh that offer treatment for substance use disorders and dual diagnosis treatment. She worked at an all-female program and is skilled in working with women on issues surrounding self-esteem, substance use, and breaking through patterns of unhealthy relationships.
In addition to her work in Pittsburgh, Heather lived in middle Georgia for 7 years and worked as an integral part of an interdisciplinary palliative care team in a large hospital. Heather practiced therapeutic skills with grieving families, individuals, and assisted with case management. She counseled patients and their family members as they worked through their understanding of acute and chronic illnesses.
Hobbies & Interests
When not working, Heather likes to engage in self-care activities that consist of traveling, cooking, baking, spending time with family and friends, or being outside on various nature trails with her two rescued dogs.
How to Get Started
Heather provides therapy in-person at the Pittsburgh office as well as via online therapy for your convenience. You can reach us at 412-322-2129 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Or contact us here.