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Heather Hill, MSS, LCSW

fullsizeoutput_4cfdHeather Hill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania.

She earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Bucknell University and a Masters in Social Work from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

She has been working with children, adolescents and adults for over 10 years helping them to address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, parenting and life transitions. She incorporates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems theories in her approach to clinical work. She is trauma informed, humanistic and holistic in orientation.

Adolescents

Adolescence is a time of great change and many teenagers feel vulnerable and confused. The developmental task of identity formation prompts them to ask themselves the big questions: Who am I? What do I want to be? How do I manage my overwhelming emotions? Heather provides an environment of warmth, acceptance, and safety for teenagers to explore these questions. Heather has extensive experience with a diverse population of teenagers, including LGBTQ and teenagers on the autistic spectrum.

Anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression are negative mood states that rob a person’s sense of vitality, mission and engagement in life. Using cognitive and mindfulness approaches, Heather works with clients to reveal patterns of thinking and behaving that contribute to anxiety and depression. She is particularly interested in helping clients overcome social isolation and to feel connected to a broader community and sense of meaning.

Parenting

The pressures of parenting in our modern world can be overwhelming to even the most equipped parent. Heather is interested in helping parents manage the work/life balance and social media influences that challenge traditional parenting wisdom. Heather wants to especially support parents who have children with ADHD and parents of multiples.

The picturesque Fort Washington State Park is just steps from The Resiliency Center.

The picturesque Fort Washington State Park is just steps from The Resiliency Center.

Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy is an emerging field that has shown to be helpful in relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and ADHD. Heather completed a certificate in Ecotherapy from the Earthbody Institute and is working on incorporating Ecotherapy techniques into her practice. Ecotherapy envelops a wide variety of activities that help clients to awaken and/or deepen a connection to nature for the purposes of healing and growth. Heather is as likely to work outdoors as well as indoors with clients around these practices.

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Nature Inspired Resiliency Retreats

Nature inspired resiliency tools are a bridge between increasingly complex home and work lives and decreasing access to green spaces. They bring the proven benefits of a forest walk into our daily life and work environments reducing the effects of stress, easing anxiety, improving memory and mental focus, enhancing creativity, improving group dynamics and teamwork.

Practitioners

Tracie Nichols, Career and Personal Leadership Coach

Tracie Nichols, Career and Personal Leadership Coach

Tracie Nichols, MA, IAC, CDF

Resiliency-based Career Coach and Workshop Leader

Tracie loves creating learning experiences were participants are encouraged to:

explore new ways to build resilience through connecting with the natural world;

investigate potential obstacles to a nature connection;

heartstorm creative solutions;

learn easily applied, practical tools; and

experience the tangible benefits of connecting with nature.

Previous workshops include Scent of Hope: Using the power of scent to craft a healing space for your clients (and you), Deep Restoration Retreat, Using Aromatherapy to Support Resilience in Children, Aromatherapy to Ease Stress, Nature as Healer: Nature-based wellness practices. 

» For more information, contact Tracie at (215) 527-5457 or tracie@tracienichols.com.

» Learn more at www.tracienichols.com

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