COMPREHENSIVE CHRISTIAN COUNSELING AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES

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Heather Dryden, M.A.
Heather Dryden

Master’s Prepared Therapist

Graduate School(s)

Richmont Graduate University, 2013, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Trauma Counseling specialization; Covenant Theological Seminary, 1999, Master of Divinity, Contemporary Culture emphasis

Undergraduate School(s)

Wake Forest University, 1991, Bachelor of Science, Health and Sport Science

Types of therapy approach used

A client-specific blend of Psychodynamic (especially Interpersonal Therapy), Family Systems, and interventions from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Age groups worked with

Individual Adults, Couples, and Families across the lifespan

Types of problems seen

Depression and Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Spiritual issues, Relationship/Interpersonal issues, Disordered Eating, PTSD and Trauma, including histories of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect as they impact individuals, couples, and families.

Recent training in

Complex Trauma counseling and Eating Disorder counseling

City where I grew up

Columbus, Indiana

Personal notes from Heather

Heather enjoys stillness and fun, time alone to read or be restored by the beauty of nature, or time with family and friends to watch and discuss gripping movies or engaging TV, or walk the trails of the Cumberland Plateau – enjoyed all the more with a cup of hot tea in hand!

Recommended Book(s)

Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling by Anita A. Johnston, Ph.D.

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. with Ann Frederik

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter J. Scazzero.