Hi, I'm Heidi Hemling! I'm so glad you're here.
I am a licensed professional counselor who wants to support you--
wherever you are in your journey!
My approach is greatly influenced by person-centered therapy and attachment theories. Our work together will be collaborative as we create a treatment plan and build a toolbox that includes strategies like cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness skills, interpersonal therapeutic approaches, and parent-child or play therapies when appropriate.
I earned my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Marquette University and completed my practicum while providing treatment services for children 5 years of age and younger who experienced behavioral and emotional challenges. My internship experience focused on treating mothers, children, adolescents, and their families in an outpatient clinic setting.
After graduating and becoming licensed, I continued my work in an outpatient setting and completed several specialized trainings and certificates in perinatal mental health and trauma counseling.
But my dedication to mothers, children, and families was born long before my
I earned my bachelor of science in psychology and biological science from Marquette University and from my first child development course, I began to understand the direction of my future career. I became intrigued and driven by the idea that children desperately need us to accept their feelings and to respect them as the small humans that they are — an idea that went against the grain of the popular thinking of previous generations.
After graduation, I pursued work in a variety of clinical settings — including pediatric and family medicine clinics— where I honed skills working directly with young children and their families. AsI continued my masters degree, I knew that I wanted to dive deeper into the therapeutic approaches and practical applications of the work I was doing, which led me to pursue a great deal of continued education and certifications.
In order to provide the highest quality care, I have earned a Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) from Postpartum Support International and have attended training at the Postpartum Stress Center and earned additional certification upon completion. I’ve worked hard to acquire the specialized knowledge and training required to effectively support new parents who are struggling.
If you are reading this and feeling sad, anxious, scared, or discouraged,
I want you to know you are not alone.
Becoming a mother has changed the lens through which I view my work. While I have worked with parents, children, and families for many years-- my personal experience with 'matrescence' left me acutely aware of the supports that exist-- and particularly those that are lacking-- for mothers and parents.
I provide a wide range of services to support women, children, and families:
therapy for those struggling with pregnancy, child loss, or infertility
treatment for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
support and therapeutic groups for pregnant women and new moms
parenting support through consultations and workshops
My goal is to help you feel calm, confident, and supported while you navigate one of life's most exciting and challenging transitions.