Heather Gunderson, LMFT - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy

Heather Gunderson

Heather Gunderson

28 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps people who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change. My approach with my clients is thoughtfully direct and relational. I have been in practice since 1995 and have experience helping with anxiety, depression, divorce, self esteem, relational issues, developmental transitional issues, parent-child issues, behavior issues, and academic issues. As a systemic therapist, I am focused on both the client's needs and the dynamics of the systems they are involved in to better assess and address potential issues and resolutions. Working through life's challenges can be overwhelming. Starting counseling can be a positive first step toward changing your life. I look forward to working with you!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

My goal for working with clients is that they are able to create change in their lives for the concerns that brought them to therapy and also to understand how to apply the information to any issues that may present themselves in the future. Understanding how relational dynamics work allows each person I work with to be knowledgeable and empowered in their own lives.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

I am a systemic therapist who integrates many approaches depending on your needs. Typical frameworks used include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, Psychoeducational Therapy and Relational Therapy.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I love what I do and am invested in connecting with you as a person so that I can better understand your experience. I have a genuine, straightforward approach and strive to hear your concerns so we can unravel the relational dynamics and create lasting change.

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