Heather Flaherty, LSW Psychotherapist Heather Flaherty, LSW, is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, depression, psychosocial stressors, interpersonal difficulties, and life transitions for teens, young adults, and adults. She further specializes in working with survivors of sexual assault and abuse, and domestic violence, as well as clients navigating sexual and gender identity. Believing in a collaborative client relationship, supported by an unconditional regard and safe-space, Heather uses therapeutic modalities that partner with a trauma-informed framework, curating a method that is specific to each client’s unique life experience. Her approach is strength-based, solution-focused, and trauma-informed, while using cognitive-behavioral and attachment-based methodologies. Heather has specialized experience working in crisis response, intervention, and support with survivors of sexual assault, abuse, and domestic violence. She also worked extensively in a number of specialized mental-health partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient programs, where she refined many of her clinical skills providing individual, group, and family therapy, as well as addiction support. In addition, Heather continues to work for the advocacy and advancement of diverse and marginalized populations. Focusing in direct clinical practice and diagnoses, Heather earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University.