Heather Hartwig (She/Her/Hers)

Accepting Clients

Therapy is a second career for me. My own experience of making a big life shift gives me valuable experience I draw upon with my clients.

Clinical Social Worker in Apple Valley, MN
Supervised by Steve Severson, MSW, LICSW


About My Clients

Are you struggling to cope with the challenges of daily life? Are you experiencing anxiety? Are you experiencing low moods that you can't seem to shake? If you are willing to explore the patterns in your life, we can work together to help you find a better coping skills. I look forward to working with you.

My Background and Approach

I believe every one of us is trying our best and sometimes we need help from a professional to offer us additional perspective. Each one of us is the expert in our own lives, but we do not always see the water we are swimming in that might be causing us distress. I feel that each of us is the only expert of our own life. Therapy is a collaborative process where we explore what works best for you. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques to aid my clients in making the changes they desire. I am constantly learning more, and expanding the toolset I have available through trainings, reading, and staying current with new research in the field. We will work together to find the right tools to help you meet your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we all have the capacity to make changes in our lives. Symptoms that cause us distress are mostly rooted in things that were once adaptive and useful to protect our younger selves from pain. We do not have to beat ourselves up in order to make changes, and often we are simply not aware of how or why those patterns developed. I am a recovering perfectionist who really liked to control everything and everyone in my life, and since that was not possible it led to a great deal of anxiety. Through my own therapy I learned why those patterns developed and new ways to accept and love myself without needing to be perfect. My overall anxiety levels are much lower today, and I would love to help you find that same gift. I love being outside, spending time with my family, and reading both fiction and nonfiction. I don't discriminate against anyone. If you want to learn more about how we can work together, please send me a message.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Health Partners
  • Preferred One
  • Minnesota Medical Assistance
  • UCare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English


9524316033 Email Heather
14665 Galaxie Ave
Suite 210
Apple Valley, MN 55124

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