Heather Pederson

My approach to therapy is active—I help clients identify and define the problems so that they are more manageable. I empower clients to make changes at their own pace with my support and the best available clinical recommendations and research.

I provide treatment to help adults and adolescents who seek individual therapy for a variety of concerns, including: Depression & mood disorders; Loss of significant person & grief; Anxiety, phobias & OCD; Anger management & self-injury; Emotional abuse in a relationship; Emotional eating & bariatric surgery; Coping with an ended relationship; Restrictive eating & body image issues.

I specialize in addressing those issues that bring individuals to therapy because their relationship is greatly affected, including: communication issues, power struggles, deciding to end a relationship, and adjustment after divorce and break-ups.

I completed my Ph.D. at Indiana University where I focused my study on evidence-based family therapy approaches. In addition to working at Bloomgarden, Ostroff & Associates, I am immediate past editor of The Family Psychologist, associate editor for the upcoming Encyclopedia for Couple and Family Therapy, and I am a staff psychologist at the Council for Relationships.