Get to know Heather
Hi, my name is Heather Mauldin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Creekside Counseling. I earned my master’s degree from CSU Long Beach in 2004. I have over 30 years experience working in the human service field and have worked with a wide variety of populations throughout my career in different modalities including people with mental and/or physical disabilities, children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, families, and groups. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and have spent the majority of my life in Northern California. I enjoy music, poetry, art, photography and animals (especially dogs, horses, birds, and elephants). I have often brought my dogs Grace and Faye with me to work because my clients seem to enjoy their loving presence, and because they provide laughter, comfort, and cuddles.
I have worked with multiple mental health issues including, but not limited to trauma, grief/loss, low self-esteem, life transitions, gender or sexuality issues, workplace problems, battered women/men, men’s issues, childhood abuse and/or neglect, pregnant women or women with newborns, and more. I am supportive of all spiritual beliefs and of those who are atheist or agnostic.
I specialize in healing past trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and I am fully certified in this technique through the EMDRIA organization. I am also an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) practitioner, and I am trained in Ego-State Therapy (EST). I utilize a variety of other therapeutic techniques as well, such as, Relaxation/Meditation and Sound Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Insight Therapy to assist each person in sharing their story, healing emotional wounds, gaining strength and insight, and moving into a stronger and healthier place. My intention is to combine therapeutic interventions in an individualized way so that each person receives the highest quality and most effective treatment possible.