Heather Ratych, BASc, MSW, RSW, C.Hyp., PMH-C
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist
HEATHER'S QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
Heather is a psychotherapist and Social Worker who helps guide women through the excitement, anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm, grief and chaos of fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. She works with you to bring gentle and mindful awareness and compassion to the thoughts and emotions that are overwhelming you or keeping you stuck and unable to move along your individual and/or parenting journey. She then works with you to connect you to your own inner-wisdom, build resilience, and access supports, to help you build a healthy mindset and lifestyle for both you and your family.
Heather has been providing assessment services, psychotherapy and consultation in the Durham region and surrounding areas since 2005. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from York University and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Her practice is focused on working with women, particularly mothers, with a wide-range of presenting issues and concerns. It was her experiences with difficulty conceiving, becoming a mother and postpartum anxiety that led her to specialize in supporting mothers in their adjustment to parenthood. The joys and unique challenges of early parenthood are one of the most significant life changes we can experience, and many of us are doing this without support. Heather is passionate about helping parents thrive as they raise their children, and in supporting women to feel grounded, confident and connected. She holds specialized training in Perinatal/Maternal Mental Health.