Heather McPaul, MS, LPC, NCC, GC-C
Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of New Jersey. She earned her Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration on Trauma and Crisis Counseling from Walden University.
Heather treats trauma, adults healing from painful childhood experiences and those struggling with loss. Heather is a certified grief counselor and an EMDR trained therapist. Her training in trauma-informed expressive arts therapy helps her find creative ways to help further her work with clients who feel blocked or pulled down by the weight of their past experiences. Heather’s approach to counseling focuses on guiding people towards achieving a happier and healthier life while bringing awareness to the emotions and patterns that may help or hinder their growth.
As a former member of the armed forces, Heather was also drawn to working with veterans and first responders. Her passion for helping veterans has formed Heather’s mission to support these clients in restoring balance, finding healing, and building meaningful lives. Award winning journalist, Sebastian Junger highlighted the unique bond that occurs between military service members when faced with adversity. After being in the service for many years, Heather understands and has felt the powerful impact that this type of camaraderie holds and how important it is to the mission. At Mindful Soul, her therapy services provide struggling veterans with the tools to resolve issues, manage behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and gain perspective within a supportive environment that understands the veterans experience.
“Something will grow from all you are going through. And it will be you.”
In addition to individual therapy, Heather facilitates Mindful Soul’s Altered Books groups, which encourage participants to get in touch with their creative sides and build on their ability to cope with stress, let go of past pain, and accept support. These groups help give a language to the unspeakable, healing to the invisible wounds, and insight into the darkness.