Heather Altman

Licensed Professional Counselor (NJ)

US

About Me

Prescribes Medication: No

Age Range: 5-65+

Heather Altman, LPC is a licensed professional counselor offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations include family therapy, women’s issues and health, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In her practice, Heather believes in taking a whole person approach to counseling. Everything we do, or don’t do, in life impacts our life domains. She believes it is important to look at all aspects of life to see how it may impact overall sense of health and well-being. Healther likes to incorporate, when possible, holistic care into a treatment plan to help individuals become healthy in mind, body and spirit.

When in college, Heather volunteered on a crisis hotline for crime victims and later ran a teen suicide prevention hotline. After college, she began working with survivors of sexual assault on a local military installation. This work was the catalyst for her to pursue a career in counseling. 

Heather was a mental health first responder at the Pentagon on 9/11 and is a single mother who raised three children on her own, one of whom has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, Heather is a breast cancer survivor.


“A parent’s time is a child’s money.” 


Please note, that if you should need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we require no less than 24 hours notice.

 

No Show Policy: To ensure that we provide the best care to you, we reserve specific appointment times for our services. This time is only reserved for your appointment. Therefore, we maintain a cancellation policy that includes payment for missed appointments. Should you not give 24 hours notice, or fail to attend an appointment without notice, your credit card will be automatically charged the full rate for the visit. It is $125 for initial sessions and $50 for follow-up sessions. Please be aware that continued missed appointments will lead to discharge. Please call 1 800 442 8938 to cancel or reschedule any appointments.

Qualifications

Experience

2016 – Present, Helping Hand Behavioral Health

Director of Mental Health Services


2014 – 2017, Inspira Health Network

Child Development Specialist, Early Intervention Program


2013 – 2014, Willow Tree Behavioral Health and Counseling Mullica Hill

Owner


2008 – 2010, UMDNJ-UBHC

Therapist specializing in PTSD


2006 – 2015, Youth Advocate Programs, Inc.

Clinical Supervisor, In-Home and Outpatient Children’s Behavioral Health Program


2006 – 2008, NJANG

Adjunct Psychology Professor


2004 – 2008, NJANG

Family Assistance Center Coordinator


2003 – 2006, Camden County Community College

Adjunct Psychology Professor

Education

2000 – Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Master of Arts in Counseling


1994 – Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Criminal Justice

Specialties

  • Family Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Women's Issues and Health
  • ADHD (child and adolescent)