About heather



Ms. Shy earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She completed over 70 credit hours of graduate work from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and 3,000 hours of supervised clinical work to become an LPC. As a result of her undergraduate work toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, she was selected as a Marie Wilson Howells Scholar for achievement of study and research in psychology and received the W.J. Richards Memorial Award in recognition of potential to become an outstanding teacher of psychology.  

Since 2012, Heather has been helping individuals and their families overcome a variety of behavioral and mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, trauma, life adjustment, and anger, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy techniques. She has received graduate training and post-graduate experience in the area of psychological testing, has received additional post-graduate training in psychodynamics and depth psychology, has completed the Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training through Postpartum Support International and the 2020 Mom Project, and is involved in national and local efforts to increase awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.

  Heather enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and their families seeking to overcome life’s struggles. Her work also includes a specific focus on psychotherapy for women and maternal mental health. Heather’s approach is collaborative and supportive and she utilizes mindfulness, depth psychology, and cognitive behavioral techniques. She seeks to create a safe atmosphere for self-exploration, self-discovery, increasing awareness, and the development of other necessary skills for managing life’s stressors, which leads to an increased sense of balance, freedom, energy, and overall fulfillment.     





Individual Therapy

In a safe, caring, and confidential environment with a trained therapist, individuals explore their feelings, beliefs, and behaviors and work through life's challenges.   

Family/Couples Therapy

In a safe, caring, and confidential environment with a trained therapist, challenges and concerns are addressed together. Families benefit from learning how their family system functions, how each member contributes to this dynamic, and how improving communication and conflict resolution skills can help address both immediate and underlying concerns.   

Group Therapy


The purpose of group therapy is to provide a safe and confidential atmosphere to process concerns, offer support to one another, and learn new skills for managing life's stressors. Heather offers groups based on need/inquiry. Options include: Parental Grief (infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss, etc.), Perinatal Depression and Anxiety, and more.  


Heather offers consultation and presentations on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and a variety of topics related to Maternal Mental Health.

Free Consultation

Heather offers a free 30-minute consultation, over the phone or in person, for those interested in any of the above services. 

Psychotherapy for women




Mother-Daughter Relationships Transitions in Motherhood 

Relationship Conflicts 

Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder Motherhood/Work/Life Balance 

Self-confidence and Identity

Balancing traditional roles with personal ambitions 

As women, we often find ourselves nurturing others, forgetting or neglecting our own self-care needs. Psychotherapy for women can provide a safe place to process the specific challenges related to being a woman and learning new perspectives and/or strategies for balancing one's own self-care with the needs of those around


psychotherapy for pregnancy related issues

Additional Information

Mood and Anxiety Disorders during pregnancy and postpartum

Family Planning 

Infertility struggles/grief 

Pregnancy loss/miscarriage/stillbirth/infant loss 

Coping with traumatic birth experiences 

Body image issues related to pregnancy and postpartum 


Research shows that about 80% of new mothers experience normal "baby blues" in the first few weeks after baby arrives. Many new moms feel weepy and anxious. This is normal and is called the "Baby Blues." The blues go away with rest, food, support, and time. Up to 20% of all pregnant and new mothers have more lasting depression and anxiety. (Postpartum Support International) One in seven mothers experience postpartum depression. After following them for one year, it became one in five. (Research by Kathleen Wisner) If your symptoms are disturbing, get in the way of your daily life, or last over two weeks, reach out. You can call your healthcare provider or contact Postpartum Support International for local resources at 1-800-944-4773. If you feel that you need immediate care, call 1-800-SUICIDE or your nearest hospital. 


insurance & fees

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross/Blue Shield



Insurance Filing

Most insurance policies provide at least some coverage for mental health services. However, benefit quotes are never a guarantee of coverage. Ultimately, you may be responsible for deductibles, copays, and any other charges not covered by your insurer. Please feel free to inquire with any questions regarding understanding your fees and benefits.


Initial visit      $100-$250

Therapy Sessions     $100-$165


Payment of all applicable copays, deductibles, and fees is due at the time of service. I am able to accept payment by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover credit or debit cards.

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Resilient Grace Counseling

230 W. Center St., Fayetteville, AR 72701

(479) 790-9571



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