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Heather Colby, LCSW, RPT

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist

Heather is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Texas. Heather graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University in Provo and then pursued her Master’s of Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. Heather practiced in Texas (in agency and private practice settings) for more than a decade before beginning practice in Virginia. Heather provides treatment to children, families, adolescents, and adults managing issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, and loss. Heather’s expertise is in providing support to children and families struggling with behavior and relationship concerns, including those rooted in early trauma.

Certifications

Heather has specialized training in play therapy, particularly child-centered play therapy through the Center for Play Therapy at The University of North Texas.  Heather is a Registered Play Thearpist (RPT).

In working with clients managing trauma and related relationship concerns, Heather pulls from the Trust-Based Relational Intervention® model developed by Drs. Purvis and Cross, in which she has completed comprehensive training to become a TBRI® Practitioner. She also applies TBRI to many other relationship issues.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Play Therapy

Teaching Experience

  • Brigham Young University-Idaho: Online Adjunct Instructor for bachelor’s level class, Child Welfare.  2018
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho: Online Adjunct Instructor for bachelor’s level class, Family Theories and Dynamics. 2016-present
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho: Online Adjunct Instructor for bachelor’s level class, Child and Family Advocacy. 2013-2016
  • The Gladney Center for Adoption: Pathways Training. Developed and co-facilitated two day intensive, in-person, interactive experience, offering participants an in-depth look at the needs of children who have experienced trauma, preparing them to parent with knowledge and compassion. 2011-2012