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Heather Boyd, LCSW

Pronouns: she/her/hers

I believe life is all about balance. In therapy, that often means balancing change with acceptance. I try to create a safe place where clients can fully explore areas of life they would like to accept and areas of life they would like to change.

Heather earned her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program. During her time in graduate school, she completed internships at Belmont University’s Counseling Center, as well as the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute.  During her internships, Heather gained a variety of skills in two dramatically different environments. From working with indigent and acute populations at MTMHI, to serving in an outpatient college counseling center at Belmont, she has experience working with several different diagnoses, including acute psychosis, depression, anxiety, and transition issues commonly experienced among college students. Heather uses an eclectic approach for her work, inclusive of mindfulness approaches, different types of cognitive-behavioral therapy, such as acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Outside of work, Heather enjoys doing anything outdoors, especially hiking with her two dogs, Jelly and James, and gardening. She also enjoys spending time with friends, trying new things, and traveling.