Heather Libbey, PhD, LP   

I believe that people learn to adapt to the challenges they face throughout their lives. Sometimes these adaptations can become their own challenges, become rigid, or lose their effectiveness in new settings. At some point we may need to examine those adaptations and challenges, determine how and where they fit, and potentially reintroduce new skills and perspectives. 

After I graduated from Carleton College,  I worked in schools in Oakland, California and with at-risk youth in the Twin Cities. I received my Masters degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and went onto earn my doctorate at the University of Minnesota.

Initially, I focused on adolescent development during my early training at the Judge Baker Children's Center (Harvard Medical School) and the University of Minnesota Pediatrics Department.  I completed a 2 year fellowship in adolescent health at the University of Minnesota Pediatrics Department.  However, my interest in human development expands beyond adolescents to all ages, across the lifespan. I have had the honor of working with clients through many stages of their lives. Recently, while at The Emily Program, I worked with adults both as individuals and in groups as they addressed a variety ofconcerns. 

I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, adults, and families on a variety of concerns including eating disorders, depression, anxiety, separation anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, relationship concerns, andmajor life transitions.  I have been trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family based treatment, and motivational interviewing.  I will use all of these skills and tailor them to your individual needs.