Heather McKenna

(MA, LCPC)

About Me

Hey there, my name is Heather McKenna and for more than 30 years I have had the great privilege of coming alongside clients in various ways in the mental health field. In that time, I have had the opportunity to work in nearly every sort of role and nearly every type of service environment. I have had the pleasure of serving clients ranging from early childhood age right on through end of life. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC #LC7929) in the state of Maryland as well as a Board Approved Supervisor (#2110). My areas of practice include but are not limited to: Career and Lifestyle Counseling, Bereavement and Grief work, Trauma and Trauma Informed Counseling, Life Transition and Adjustment Counseling, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Dementia Care, and treatment of Psychotic Disorders and Severe Persistent Mental Illness. My primary theoretical approach is Rogerian, or Person Centered, which means that the focus of therapy is on the client’s capacity and responsibility to discover ways to live more fully. This approach works on the premise that people experience growth in and through a relationship with another person who is caring, understanding, and genuine. I am also an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) practitioner, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. My technical approach to treatment is eclectic and may include Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, ACT and Person Centered practices, among others. I would consider it an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to come alongside you to provide supports and tools for growth, and a safe space in which you can be fully and genuinely yourself as you find your way forward into a healthier more fulfilling way of doing life!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #LC7929 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

Written by R.E. on Mar 18, 2021 after counseling with Heather for 2 weeks

She is clearly knowledgeable and knows what the underlying issues and concerns are. She knows how to support you. I feel like she really hears me in a way other counselors have not exactly. She stands out to me as one who is very quick to perceive the need and give the right support. I am impressed!!