About Heather

Heather Abbott I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with a private practice in Bellevue and Seattle. I am  a passionate speaker on the topics of shame resilience and vulnerability, grief, and parenting.  I have spoken at local community groups, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), churches, and youth groups.  I have extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults, and spent 3 years leading service-learning and cultural exchange trips internationally. This work kindled my interest in therapy, and led me to enter the Counseling Psychology program at the Seattle School where I graduated with my Masters in 2010.

Specialties and Area of Interest

Addictions, Youth, Children, Adults, Grief/Loss, Depression, Eating Disorders, Stress, Women’s Issues, Infertility, Anxiety, Shame/ guilt, Parenting concerns, Adjustment to motherhood, Relationships, Spiritual concerns, Sexual abuse, Caregiver issues, Dependent/ Codependent issues.

“We all have shame. . . . But if we don’t come to terms with our shame, our struggles, we start believing that there’s something wrong with us—that we’re bad, flawed, not good enough—and even worse, we start acting on those beliefs.  If we want to be fully engaged, to be connected, we have to be vulnerable.  In order to be vulnerable, we need to develop resilience to shame.”  Dr. Brene Brown – Daring Greatly