Live a bolder life.

Dr. Heather Tuckman

Clinical Psychologist

Life is about transitions.

Many people embark on therapy when they are faced with an overwhelming challenge

...or they’ve been hit with an unanticipated blow they don’t know how to tackle.

My work is focused on helping people find the courage to meet these situations head-on and learn skills to overcome hardships. We work together to develop strategies to help you with your immediate needs and identify specific plans for meeting your future goals.

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Heather Tuckman, PsyD

We can accept that stress will always be present in our lives and that we cannot control our thoughts, yet we can choose our actions. We can observe our emotions without judgment and not allow anxiety, anger, or sadness to govern our choices. When we harness our values to align with a greater sense of purpose, we step into the act of being and not simply existing. We can tolerate our discomfort and move beyond impasse. Challenges that previously appeared insurmountable can be reappraised, and we really begin to be present in our world. These intentional acts enable us to live a bolder life.

How can I help you?

I work with people to address many kinds of problems. The unifying factor is that most of the people I see are facing difficult life transitions.

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Whether it is a new mother struggling with adapting to her role,

an individual figuring out how to cope with a challenging medical condition,

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a student trying to make sense of social dynamics at school,

or a couple realizing that their constant discord has disabled their ability to enjoy their relationship

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All of a sudden, life looks different, and far more complicated than anticipated.

What can therapy do for me?

Therapy cannot change our individual history, but it can enable you to view past experiences in a way that is less painful and lets you move on.

Therapy can help you to accept yourself and others so that you can find satisfaction in your daily life, allowing you to end reliance on unhealthy distractions.

Therapy can assist you in confronting pain and loss. In turn, you will be better able to manage your emotions when you lack control over other life changes.

Therapy can help you view your experiences with wisdom and live a bolder life.