Ms. Belack has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their caregivers spanning the past 15 years in the home, school, and therapeutic settings. In addition, she has training and experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Throughout the years she has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and residential. She has experience serving community outreach agencies by developing and leading mental health support groups and addiction recovery groups. Throughout her work, Ms. Belack is equipped to support those with challenges including parent/child conflicts, behavioral management difficulties in children, trauma, life stressors/transitions, grief/loss, and multiple diagnoses such as anxiety, attention issues, depression, and OCD. Ms. Belack believes that therapy is a way to work through the challenges of life, understand ourselves more fully, and work towards a place of wellness unique to each person. Therefore, she uses multiple evidence-based treatment modalities, coupled with a therapeutic style that is impartial, non-judgmental, and encouraging, specific to each person’s needs.
"As a parent, I was unsure who to turn to for help for my teenage daughter. I was worried and felt shut out and helpless. Dr. Heidi quickly developed a rapport with my daughter. Her abundance of compassion, sincerity, and understanding is a perfect compliment to her frank and insightful feedback and directives. And knowing just when the time was right, she included me in the process of my daughter's healing. Empowerment and confidence soon replaced fear for both me and my daughter. We will always be grateful for her guidance through these rough times."
Center for Psychological Health and Wellness, LLC
To read a recent blog featuring Marika and the benefits of Art Therapy.
Dr. Heidi has worked for over 20 years with children, adolescents, parents, families and adults of all ages. Her favorite memories are of the women and many children that she has gotten to know - extraordinary people that have shared their stories. She personally knows the demands of many roles. Over the years, she has worn many hats - wife, mom, student, therapist, researcher, friend, and community volunteer. In busier years, her friends would question how she accomplished what she did…and there were many days where she had more than her share of apprehension and fear. She knows how hard it can get when things don't fall into place exactly as we'd like or when the demands of one of our roles pull us in a new direction. It can be really challenging! When she grew weary and frustrated in completing her responsibilities, she started studying up on how to do it better. She read endless volumes, participated in therapy, and sought the wisdom of others. She learned a lot about how to manage things better - wisdom that has helped her stay peaceful and satisfied with her life. This has also helped those who join her in therapy.
She looks forward to hearing about you and the many hats that you wear.
Ms. Thomas works remotely for the Center for Psychological Health and Wellness. Her primary function is to answer calls, texts and email messages.
With this change, if you contact the practice, please identify yourself (or for parents, the name of your child). Ms. Thomas can make changes to appointments times and will forward requests for communications with your provider. Please note charges will be applied if you need communications in excess of five minutes per the policy of Center for Psychological Health and Wellness.
As always, if you have an emergency, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest Emergency Room.
Ms. Horacek-Kunkle has been a practicing Art Therapist for over 10 years. She has experience helping others to address
issues of anxiety, depression, attention issues, family conflicts, life transitions, coping skills,
stress management and self-esteem issues. She has worked in a variety of adult settings, providing therapeutic services to individuals within private hospitals and state facilities as well as Long Term Structured Residences. She has also worked with children and families while volunteering at the Children’s Learning Center. In her work with Free Arts New York, she utilized the creative arts to enhance self-esteem and aid communication within the family system. Allowing individuals to connect with themselves and others while simultaneously developing a deeper understanding of the self has always been paramount to her. She has fulfilled these goals by developing programming to link individuals residing in the community with peers at state facilities, implementing educational programming for the community that focuses on the benefits of utilizing Art Therapy, and facilitating a support group at the Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance. She believes in the power of the creative arts to provide ways to understand the complexities and often contradictory elements of our lives.