Heidi Pace has been providing mental health therapy for 3 years in both California and Utah. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Marriage and Family Studies and her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at National Louis University. She is currently an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (A.C.M.H.C.), working toward her hours for full licensure, to be completed soon. Heidi has completed trainings in the following areas: Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Art Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and is the process pursuing trained in EMDR. She is consistently staying up to date on the most recent research and attending training and is passionate about learning and growing. During her time in the field she has gained a significant amount of experience working with various populations, including children, teens, women, LGBTQ population, couples, and those with domestic violence backgrounds. Heidi has worked in a residential treatment center, a death and bereavement center for young children and their families, large therapy organizations, and private practices as well. Additionally, Heidi specializes in working with complex trauma, PTSD, BPD, and personality disorders, specifially with women and LGBTQ populations. She is passionate about incorporating art therapy, movement therapy, and somatic therapy into the therapeutic process. She deeply believes effective therapy includes a holistic approach. Heidi believes that healing takes place within the therapeutic relationship. "Once the relationship is secure and safe, the client can begin to open up and heal." In her spare time, Heidi enjoys being outdoors, hiking, running, listening to music, hiking, woodwork, traveling, reading and creating art.