Heather Cole, LPC
- works with children, teens, and young adults
- specializes in trauma, grief, attachment and relational difficulties, and challenging life adjustments
- incorporates creative arts-based interventions
Heather Cole is a licensed professional counselor and board approved clinical supervisor. Heather works with children, teens, and young adults. She utilizes a client-centered, strengths-based, and integrative approach treating each client individually and holistically. She incorporates expressive and creative arts-based interventions particularly when working with children and adolescents.
She is passionate about working with individuals from diverse backgrounds who have experienced various mental health challenges, trauma, grief and loss, attachment or relational difficulties, and challenging life adjustments.
education & experience
Heather graduated from The University of Texas with a B.S. in Communication Studies – Interpersonal Communication. She later graduated from George Mason University with her M.Ed. in Counseling and Development – Community Agency Counseling, within a program committed to social justice, multiculturalism, and advocacy. She was involved with Counselors Without Borders and participated in cross-cultural counseling outreach and immersion experiences providing culturally responsive humanitarian counseling to native communities in various regions of the world.
Heather completed her internship and residency in counseling as well as worked in a variety of counseling settings including youth shelters, teen group homes, residential youth facilities, public schools, non-profits, and private practice. She is committed to providing culturally competent counseling, supporting personal and professional growth, and utilizing a collaborative and compassionate approach with a strong emphasis on the therapeutic alliance.
Heather moved to Virginia in 2012 and lives in Henrico with her husband and two children. Outside of work, she advocates for children with disabilities, rare diseases, and inclusivity. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She has spent time volunteering at a local bereavement camp and loves to travel when the opportunity arises.
- B.S., Communications Studies – University of Texas
- M.Ed., Counseling and Development – George Mason University
- Counselors Without Borders participant