Discover the Tools You Need to Live Your Best Life
Dr. Heather Wadeson
Are you having trouble finding balance in your life?
Have you doubted your emotions and intuition?
Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or anxious?
Are you ready to learn ways to move forward in a healthy way?
I can help.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in health psychology and evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). I am a life-long learner and am continually looking for ways to broaden my skills and empower my patients.
I am passionate about working with professionals, health-care workers, healers, therapists, and highly sensitive people who struggle with their gift.
I provide the space, knowledge, and experience to help people develop awareness, process personal experiences, and learn effective coping skills.
I also provide psychological evaluations which can help us understand the core issues and find the best treatment plan for you.
Common Treatment Topics
Common issues that bring people to treatment include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, binge eating and emotional eating, grief, relationship and family issues/conflicts, and burn-out (or "compassion fatigue").
Struggling with your sleep? Sleep is a passion of mine, and I would love to help everyone get better quality sleep. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Frustrated with chronic cycles of dieting? Most people know what they need to do to lose weight. The problem is implementing practical and sustainable behavior changes to keep you on the right track.
Have you been eating your feelings? Your relationship with food is just as important as your eating habits. Come and discover other ways to cope and love your body without self-sabotaging.
Struggling with ADHD or executive dysfunction? I am a certified ADHD Coach (through Evergreen) and have an entire toolbox filled with strategies to help you get back on track and learn how to prioritize, organize, manage your emotions, and get your life back.
Do you feel like you are giving everything to others and getting nothing in return? Boundaries are something that we all need, and sometimes it can be hard to say no (especially if you are a people-pleaser!). During our work, you can find healthy ways to connect with others and not feel resentful or overwhelmed.
Does it feel like you are having a quarter- or -mid-life crisis? These times in a person's life are filled with transitions, losses, and uncertainty. Let me help you find how your values and behaviors can influence your identity.
Who can I help?
I enjoy working with people who are willing to be vulnerable, reflective, and interested in learning more about themselves. Many of my patients find it rewarding to dig deeper and discover more about their higher self. Together, we develop a new skill set to break barriers and help you move forward.
What can you expect in therapy?
Repair self-trust by learning to listen to your needs and set boundaries with others.
Connect in a safe space to discover personal growth and emotional stability.
Develop a deeper understanding of your personal experiences, attachment styles, and reactions.
Gain insight, solutions, and support.
Learn integrative and holistic coping tools such as breathing techniques, meditation and mindfulness, cognitive reframing, and more.
If you would like to learn more about therapy or about connecting for a free 15-minute phone consultation, please contact me!
Self-pay only. No insurance accepted.
I provide therapy to individuals aged 16 and up.
Each person's treatment plan is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all approach.
I will spend time getting to know you and will collaborate with you to create goals, to learn new skills, and support you during your journey.
Adult ADHD Evaluations
Adolescent ADHD and Learning Disorder Evaluations
Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluations
Pre-surgical Bariatric Psychological Evaluations
Dr. Wadeson is newly trained (and in the process of being fully certified) in Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Later this year she will be trained and certified at the Advanced and Enhanced Level. Dr. Wadeson is a member of International Society for Accelerated Resolution Therapy (IS-ART).
ART has already proven itself to be a fast and outstanding intervention for her clients. It can help people decrease symptoms in as little as ONE session! If you are curious about ART and how it can help you, schedule a free consultation.
What is ART?
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) is a unique approach to psychotherapy. ART is unique because the ART Therapist guides the client to replace the negative images in the mind that cause the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress with positive images of the client’s choosing. And this is done quickly, most often within one session! Once the negative images have been replaced by positive ones, the triggers will be gone. Nightmares and repeated intrusive thoughts will stop.
One of the special aspects of ART is that when clients replace their negative images with positive ones they don’t need to talk to the therapist about any details of the trauma. This is because ART is procedural, though creative; and the client is really in control of the process, while the ART Therapist is a helpful guide. This makes the therapy easier on the client and easier on the therapist.
How does ART work?
ART incorporates a combination of techniques used in many other traditional psychotherapies. ART works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. ART accomplishes this through the use of rapid eye movements similar to eye movements that occur during dreaming. Although techniques similar to these are used in other types of therapies, ART’s very specific and directive approach can achieve rapid recovery from symptoms and reactions that may have been present for many years. ART combines long respected, sound treatment practices with safe and effective methods validated by current scientific research studies.
What types of problems
can ART treat?
With these therapies, combined with ART’s eye movements and other ART enhancements, many mental health problems other than Post Traumatic Stress can also be resolved quickly. Among the things ART can deal with are OCD, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety and Generalized Depressive Disorders. ART can deal with traumas often associated with Dyslexia but also go beyond that to improve reading!
"Therapy has shifted my mindset and the way I think about my life (in the best possible way). I don’t think I have all of the answers or solutions to anything that could possibly happen to me, but I have skills and strategies to feel prepared for whatever happens. I’ve also learned how to be kind to myself and forgive myself. I keep going to therapy because I know it works and it makes me feel better!"
Nice to meet you!
When I ask new patients about their experience in therapy, I always ask, "What skills did you take away from therapy in the past? Did you learn anything?" The answer that breaks my heart is, "No, I just talked, and they listened. I didn't really get anything from it."
While "talk therapy" can be helpful for some people, I want to provide more than that.
As a therapist, I want to show up for you and be fully present during our sessions. I want to hold space for you while you process things. I also want to teach you new things I have learned or share different ways to think about things.
As my patient, I want you to feel seen and heard. I want you to feel empowered, confident, and safe. If that sounds like something you are looking for, I hope you will reach out.
I look forward to connecting with you to see if we are a good match.
600 W Republic Rd., Ste. A116
Springfield, MO 65807
Ph: (417) 319 - 6076
Fax: (417) 374 - 7158
Office Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday
Located at Restore Counseling Center
Behind Great Southern Bank within the James River Offices building
If this is an emergency, please contact 911 or your local emergency room. If you are in crisis, please call the national suicide prevention lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or NAMI at 1-800-950-6264. You are not alone, and help is available for you!
NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: I treat all people with dignity and respect. I am committed to an environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals. I do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. It is my belief that every person is a unique person of value who deserves a safe environment to heal without shame, judgment, or discrimination of any sort, and we are affirming of all persons. I am is honored to help a variety of people in their healing journeys.