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MEd, LPC Heather Dumas

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Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Heather Dumas is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: MEd, LPC
Years in Practice: 15

Are you struggling to cope with your emotions?

Has life been really stressful lately?

I can help!

My name is Heather and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. My past experience includes over 15 years of working in community mental health, and I also have experience as a school based counselor. I operate from a strengths based and person centered approach, and believe that everyone can grow and improve their life, regardless of their circumstances. Though I primarily use interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I adapt my approach to meet the needs of my clients. I believe it is important to look forward toward solutions, rather than focusing on issues from the past. My specialties include treating children and adolescents, as well as adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and doing puzzles. With three children as well as dogs, cats, and backyard chickens, my family stays pretty busy. Our favorite things to do together are spending time outside as well as playing soccer and board games. I believe that spending time in nature is very important for mental health, and I try to make this a priority for my family.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Heather has drastically helped me in the short time I’ve been working with her.

K.E.·Jul 29, 2021


Heather is a wonderful therapist! She is kind and understanding. She has really helped me gain a new perspective on my anxiety and panic. I am so grateful to have found Heather and BetterHelp and would recommend it to anyone!

J.E.·May 22, 2021


Love her so much :)

R.A.·May 02, 2021


Heather has been great at helping me make progress on identifying my feelings and being more assertive. She asks questions that bring to light things about myself I knew but haven't been able to vocalize. She is easy to talk to and I always feel better after our sessions

J.E.·Feb 16, 2021


Heather is a great listener and is very knowledgeable in her field. She has provided several extremely helpful strategies to help me work through my anxiety. I look forward to our weekly video sessions where I feel completely heard and respected. Heather is very professional and compassionate. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a genuinely kind person who will be able to help you manage stress and anxiety.

J.E.·Jan 17, 2021


I found Heather to be compassionate, helpful and a good listener. She seemed to understand my concerns and was able to speak directly to the topics at hand.

T.E.·Nov 06, 2020


Heather is absolutely fantastic. She really helps work through your problems and talks to you. She’s very professional, nice and experienced!

M.A.·Nov 03, 2020


Heather Dumas offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
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