Heather Monroe, LCSW
Heather is an integrative psychotherapist who specializes in the healing of relational trauma. Through her extensive training and work in clinical and experiential modalities Heather guides clients through a holistic and transformative process. Heather’s approach to helping people is creative, open and flexible as she understands that just as the context of trauma is individual so is the process of healing. Heather is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher as well as a student of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing training both of which have given her a deep understanding of the body and how trauma is held in and released through it.
After completing her masters in Social Work from Hunter College in NYC, Heather moved to Denver, CO where she worked as a therapist at CEDAR (Center for Dependency and Rehabilitation) at UCH. She went on to co-found and be clinical director of an Intensive Outpatient Program that focused on treating trauma from a holistic perspective combining different healing modalities to address the mind, body and spirit of each individual. During that time she also maintained a private practice. She returned to New York and turned her focus to prevention work as Director of Family Services at Partnership for Drug Free Kids until 2016 when she became the Director of Program Development for Newport Institute, a series of healing centers for adolescents and young adults struggling with trauma and mental health. Heather is still an active consultant and Senior Clinician at Newport Institute where she lends her expertise around program development while maintaining a private practice in Nashville, TN where she lives with her husband and two children.
Heather believes through her extensive experience in the field that trauma is the underpinning of almost all mental, cultural, societal, and global health disorders. Her life’s purpose is to help people dismantle their underlying trauma, so they can decide who they want to be and the type of life they want to create.
Masters in Social Work from Hunter College
Therapist at CEDAR (Center for Dependency and Rehabilitation) at UCH
Co-Founder and Clinical Director of an Intensive Outpatient Program
Director of Family Services at Partnership for Drug Free Kids
Director of Program Development for Newport Healthcare
Active consultant and Senior Clinician at Newport Healthcare