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Heather Charest

Heather Charest

I earned my BSW from Wheelock College and her MSW from Boston College. I have been working in the behavioral health field for around 9 years. My clinical work with clients is influenced by my experiences as an In-Home Therapist and as an Intensive Care Coordinator in community-based settings. Moreover, I have worked in school-based settings supporting children with differing needs. I specialize in supporting children and their families experiencing anxiety and behavioral challenges. In the therapeutic space, I enjoy utilizing different approaches including CBT, play therapy, and strength-based techniques.

Areas of Special Interest

ADHD, Attachment Disorders (including Reactive Attachment Disorder), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety, Behavioral concerns in children (externalizing behaviors), Coping skills, DCF involvement, Depression, Family conflicts (past or current), Learning disorders, Navigating school systems, Neurodevelopmental disorders, Neurodiversity (developmental disorders, etc.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct disorders, Peer relationships, Trauma and stress-related disorders

Therapy Approaches

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, and Strength-Based