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Dr. Heather Wadeson

Licensed Psychologist

Discover the Tools You Need to Live Your Best Life



Whether you are stopping by to research a potential therapist or are curious about what therapy is about, I'm glad you are here.  

What is my "Why?"

I love helping others by educating, supporting, and guiding. It is incredibly rewarding to see people learn to trust themselves again and to thrive (not just survive) in their environment.


During my work with others, I provide the space, knowledge and experience to help people develop awareness, process personal experiences, and learn effective coping skills.  

I do it for all the people who didn't learn these skills earlier and for each person who has never had a safe space to learn and explore their feelings or inner workings.


The people I work with need support and guidance during times of stress. They are searching for help, answers, clarity, or a resolution. Ultimately, they want relief.


As result of what I do, people change the way they relate to themselves and others. They learn to take better care of themselves by using healthy coping skills, setting appropriate boundaries, and listening to their intuition.

I am skilled and trained to provide psychological evaluations, which can help us understand the core issues and find the best treatment plan for you. Evaluations can provide a deeper level of understanding to your current problems. Although diagnoses are a part of the evaluation process, my hope is for each client to walk away with a better understanding of their strengths, areas of growth, and an integrated picture of how all areas of their life are connected.

How I am different than other therapists?

When I ask new clients 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."

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 things I have learned or share different ways to think about things. 

As my client, 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. 

Who can I help?
My ideal therapy clients are individuals who are willing to be vulnerable, reflective, and interested in learning more about themselves.

Many people 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. 

I am passionate about working with professionals, health-care workers, healers, therapists, and highly sensitive people who struggle with their gift.   

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 skill such as breathing and energy techniques, meditation and mindfulness, cognitive reframing, and more.


What can you expect in a psychological evaluation?

  • Explore the root causes of your emotional problems

  • Insight into your personality style and positive or negative coping patterns

  • Understand how past behaviors and early formative experiences can impact your current well-being and how you view the world

  • Develop awareness of contributing factors with an integrative and holistic approach

  • Receive individualized recommendations tailored to you and your needs

If you would like to learn more about therapy or the process for a psychological evaluation, contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation, 

Self-pay onlyNo insurance accepted.



Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

ART has already proven itself to be a fast and outstanding intervention. 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.

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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! 


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.

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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.

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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:

  • Loss or grief

  • Phobias and OCD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Traumas

  • Dyslexia 


"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!"

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1736 E. Sunshine St., Ste. 703
Springfield, MO 65804

Ph: (417) 319 - 6076
Fax: (417) 374 - 7158


Office Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday - Friday

Located in the Plaza Towers on Sunshine and Glenstone

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