Dr. Heather Bryant

(PhD, LPC)

About Me

Hello, I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Alabama. My primary background is working with families and helping guide individuals as they find themselves and their place in this world. Most of the time, this was coupled with experiences of trauma, abuse, depression, and anxiety. After working as a therapist for 15+ years, I moved to Los Angeles and I studied further into psychological research and earned a PhD in psychology. My focus of study was on relationships and connecting with others via online venues. This has broadened my expertise and reignited my passion for counseling with others.

Since returning to Alabama, I continue to participate in research and I am also doing what I love - counseling. I have extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapy, and client-centered therapy. The approach I prefer to use is an eclectic style, drawing from multiple therapies as needed and tweaking them to be a best fit for the client in their particular situation. I enjoy working with others and supporting them in their journey as they go through life. It is exciting to see how God is working. Sometimes it is also hard to see that, or to lose sight of it during the process of daily life. I like offering a fresh perspective and helping guide others to regain that connection. I also enjoy research and how people use online spaces, such as games, to meet and develop relationships and support systems.

I am a mom, wife, daughter, mental health advocate, researcher, crafter, gamer, and I love learning about things different from myself and what I know. I enjoy anything new, such as experiences, foods, restaurants, ideas, games, cultures, languages, or activities. My personal style of interacting is non-judgmental, honest, and genuine.

My counseling and educational experience, as well as life experiences, have provided a solid base for developing my counseling skills – but it all ties back in to the spiritual journey and faith that is needed to develop myself and find my own identity and purpose for which I was created. I think that is true for all of us – our journey is building and developing us and our character to be who we were created to be.

I look forward to hearing about the current adventures and challenges that you are in and helping you to develop a plan to live out your most authentic self that you were created to be.


Specialties

  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Abandonment , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #3136 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by S.U. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks

I love how Dr. Bryant has counseled me. She takes me seriously and gives great advice.