Heather Batalden, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Pittsburgh PA
Reconnecting via approachable modalities to the authentic self.
Heather has spent the past 20 years as an intuitive practitioner, and behaviorist specializing in supporting parents of children with complex diagnoses and behavioral challenges. Blending experiential therapeutic practices, mindfulness, and evidence-based approaches she helps families reunify through a dedication to understanding the language difficult behavior speaks. Heather holds clinical licenses in counseling in Pennsylvania and California and is recognized as a National Board Certified Counselor. She has completed advanced work in transformational life coaching, plant-based medicine, trip-sitting, harm-reduction, and integration work for non-ordinary states of consciousness. She is certified through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) as a Psychedelic-assisted Therapist from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Heather is a Dance Safe volunteer, Peer Support Educator, writer and yogi who frequently travels to assist clients from coast to coast. Heather’s coaching work centers on the identification of steps to “return to self,” while living authentically and unapologetically.
Transformational Life Coaching Are you ready to become your own authority? I provide space for you to look inward to determine what is holding you back. I will guide you through connecting with the present, identifying your strengths, and taking actionable steps to utilize your own wisdom to “return to self.” Supportive Preparation and Integration of Non-ordinary States of Consciousness* Non-ordinary states of consciousness are experiences derived from the use of psychoactive compounds, popularly known as psychedelics as well as journies with breathwork, deep meditative practice, and near-death or end-of-life experiences. I assist clients with exploring, understanding, processing, and pulling meaning from their experiences to connect to self, others, and the wider world around them. Heather works with prescribers to offer Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and medicine sessions.