Expertise & Licenses!
Years of mental health experiences with individuals, couples and families have honed my skills and led me to work with people online as a consultant and guide. I recognize that people have busy lives
and online therapy provides an opportunity to select a convenient time to deal with problems of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, relationships and loss. Professional mental health help is available on my site where you will find emotional support and can gain insight.
I hold two licenses in Arkansas: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. I am a clinical member of The American Association for Marriage and Family
Therapy. Previously I was licensed in Oklahoma, Missouri, Michigan and Iowa. Living in other states provided an opportunity to counsel clients in a variety of different settings and cultures.
I am nationally certified as a TeleMental Health Provider and have achieved specialization through the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling as a Technology Assisted Counselor. Currently, Arkansas
is the only state that requires testing and an oral interview before the Board prior to providing online therapy.
Dr. Heck is an independent contractor and maintains a professional relationship with clients while meeting state and federal regulations and license requirements. Developing a good, therapeutic relationship is primary to the counseling environment and it provides a positive therapeutic experience from the time the client begins through the change process.
It is an honor to work with different cultures, spiritual beliefs, and gender issues where depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, addiction, and relationship issues are often addressed in the healing environment between the client and the therapist.
Clients must be eighteen years of age or older and appointments are available 10 am to 6 pm. Tuesday through Friday. Sometimes, a person can become overwhelmed and distressed beyond regular therapeutic counseling. Should that occur, it is imperative that the client contact 911 or a local hospital for immediate assessment and prescribed medication and/or stabilization.
Dr. Heck will maintain appropriate health records for each person and all such health records shall be treated as confidential, so as to comply with Applicable Law regarding the confidentiality of patient records. All information and records are privileged and confidential. Records will not be released to any third party without the prior written consent of the client except when such record is required by law.
Life is wonderful and it provides us many opportunities to grow and develop at different stages of our lives as we encounter new situations, stress, trauma, loss, physical illness and grief, even during joyful occasions. Even the best of times can be stressful as we navigates life choices and good emotional support though a therapeutic relationship can provide a helping hand and a bridge to a better future.