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  • Heidi DeLoveh Heidi DeLoveh

Heidi DeLoveh, Ph.D.

Therapeutic Style: 

My therapeutic style is non-judgmental and collaborative, informed by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral, feminist and dialectical behavioral (DBT) theories. My approach emphasizes psychological flexibility, sociocultural context, constructing meaning and purpose in life, and enhancing coping skills.  

Supervision Style: 

My supervision style is similar to my therapeutic style – integrative and collaborative. I work to create an environment where supervisees can feel safe enough to make mistakes, to be vulnerable enough to grow, and to recognize their strengths. I emphasize the role of sociocultural context and see personal and professional growth as interconnected, therefore encouraging supervisees to consider these factors and explore them as appropriate in supervision. 

Professional Interests: 

My professional interests include trauma (particularly resulting from sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse or neglect), women’s issues, identity concerns, and training and supervision. 

Groups and Liasion Roles: 

I co-facilitate "Surviving to Thriving", a group for survivors of sexual trauma and “Managing Life Stress,” a DBT skills group. I am also a liaison with Sexual Civility and Empowerment (SCE) and a member of the Sexual Violence Committee (SVC). 

Educational Background: 

I completed my Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Art and Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and my Masters in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University in Virginia. My internship was at Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center. 

Personal Interests: 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, exercise, photography, and critiquing the “box deconstruction art” of my cats. 

My Pronouns:

she/her