Heather Satkowski, LMHC
UPDATE: I am not accepting new clients at this time. Please email me to discuss a wait list. Thank you.
Heather Satkowski is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 10 years of experience in the field of mental health treatment, six years at Saratoga County Mental Health and Addiction Services. She provides individual therapy for adults dealing with a wide range of emotional and addiction-related concerns. Most commonly, Heather helps clients work through anxiety, depression, impulsivity, relationship problems and significant life stressors. She has a passion for helping members of the community achieve healthier and happier lives.
Heather works to help clients strengthen healthy coping skills to safely and successfully manage emotional distress. Throughout her career, Heather has developed an expertise using Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). REBT helps clients increase the use of rational thought to see their circumstances from a more realistic point of view and to develop healthier beliefs.
This method of treatment helps to:
– Decrease impulsivity
– Decrease overthinking and the sense of feeling overwhelmed
– Decrease racing and intrusive thoughts
– Decrease rigid and irrational thought patterns
– Decrease negative cycles of self-destructive behaviors
– Increase clear, rational thoughts
– Increase distress tolerance skills
– Increase assertiveness and healthy boundary setting
– Increase self-confidence and self-worth
– Increase a sense of mental/emotional comfort
In addition to mental health treatment, Heather specializes in offering addiction services to members of the community affected by their own or a loved one’s addiction. She offers individual therapy to adults who have established sobriety and/or are in recovery. She also offers family consultation and ongoing support services to the loved ones of a person with an addiction. If someone you love is struggling with an addition, Heather believes it is crucial to take care of yourself throughout this challenging time and she would love the opportunity to help you do so.
My therapeutic approach is to help clients break the negative cycles that mental health and/or addiction problems can create. It can be very challenging to find your way out of that detrimental loop, but I truly believe that if you engage in the therapeutic process, it is possible to break free and experience relief. I strive to create a comfortable, supportive, and encouraging environment that facilitates growth and lasting change. I will help you sort through the thoughts that you don’t typically say out loud, working toward a healthier inner belief system that cultivates the best version of you possible!