Heather Clifford

LGBTQ+ Affirming

I believe therapy gives you a time to nurture and explore the relationship you have with yourself and others. I think humans (especially humans who identify as queer) are often overloaded with messages that they need to improve themselves or change. Rather than focusing on self improvement, I have found it beneficial to work with my clients to explore what is important to them and help them learn skills to build a life that they are proud of. I do this by utilizing acceptance and mindfulness based therapy approaches. I’m passionate about working with all queer folks, but especially those who experience imposter syndrome about their identity. For example: they don’t feel gay “enough” or they experience a feeling of having to prove themselves as part of the LGBTQ+ community.