Heather Rindlisbacher, ACMHC
Heather received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Brigham Young University with a major in Marriage, Family and Human Development and a minor in Sociology. After spending nearly two decades in the field of early education, her frustration with the lack of resources for her families with children struggling with significant behavioral needs motivated her to return to school to pursue a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University. Heather explored fieldwork opportunities in a variety of settings including private practices, a community mental health clinic, and a group home for youth who had offended sexually. She has worked professionally under a registered play therapy supervisor and is in the process of completing phase one requirements to become a registered play therapist. Heather is also certified in the use of EMDR for treatment of trauma-based disorders and has recently begun training in AutPlay for children on the autism spectrum. She has worked extensively with children with needs such autism and intellectual disorders, provided post-adoption support for children with significant attachment disorders and assisted children of all ages in developing emotional intelligence, self regulation strategies, and effective conflict resolution skills. Heather’s practices center around the person-centered concepts of acceptance, congruence and unconditional positive regard with an existential emphasis on each client’s personal healing journey. While she has worked with clients of all ages, her primary focus is on helping children under the age of twelve grow and develop to their full potential. When not using her therapeutic skills on children, Heather can often be found using these same skills to socialize feral kittens, reading fictional novels or taking leisurely walks in nature.