Heather Zaorski received her Masters in Applied Child and Adolescent Psychology: Treatment and Prevention from the University of Washington. She completed her practicum placement at Roger’s Behavioral Health, a Partial Hospitalization Program treating OCD, anxiety, body focused repetitive behaviors, and depression. At Roger’s, Heather provided evidence-based interventions including CBT, DBT, and ERP. Heather has received additional training in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions,) a parent-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. In addition to working with children and teens, Heather is passionate about working with parents, providing them support and coaching that meets their family's unique needs.
Heather is currently working towards a second Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania in Applied Positive Psychology. Heather believes in the tenant of positive psychology that treating mental illness is not the same thing as promoting mental health. She is very excited to share the positive psychology lens to clients who are looking to cultivate their strengths.
My therapeutic orientation is a whole person, strengths-based approach, which starts with really knowing a client. My approach to therapy is collaborative and I tailor treatment to the unique needs of the particular client. I believe the client is the expert in their lives and I view my role as a curious collaborator aiding in the journey by providing a safe, nonjudgmental space for self-exploration and science-backed therapies. I am passionate, curious, hardworking and care deeply for the clients and families I serve.