Heather Martin, MSW, LCSW

Heather is not accepting new clients at this time, but does have openings for clinical consultation.

She/her/they/them

Director & Clinical Supervisor

I'm enjoying my new role as Owner and Director of Alliance Therapy Center. While I no longer take on new clients, I continue to engage with clinicians for consultation, licensure supervision, and with MSW students while teaching at Pitt. In addition to my many activities, I am also very proud to have launched the Therapist Incubator Project, an ethical and supportive program that fosters the development of independent practice for clinicians who are ready to take the next step in their careers. Click below to learn more:

Therapist Incubator Project

Clinical Supervision for Licensure

Clinical Consultation


Additional Information

About Me

I've been providing outpatient therapy to individuals for 18 years. I started my social work career in community mental health in Brooklyn, NY, and spent 12 years working in Pittsburgh in private practice. I have also been an adjunct faculty instructor in the MSW program at Pitt's School of Social Work since 2012. During my career as a therapist, I've enjoyed working with a wide range of clients with numerous and varied life problems and psychiatric concerns. I have experience using (and teaching) many different models of treatment, but am always person-centered and dedicated to consistent and ethical client care.

Clinical Orientation

  • Attachment-based

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Feminist

  • Humanistic

  • Integrative

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) *new*

  • Interpersonal

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Psychodynamic

  • Relational

  • Strength-Based

Primary Areas of Clinical Experience

  • Transgender and gender-variant adults

  • LGBTQIA+, sex positive, polyamory

  • Adults with eating disorders

  • Adults with depression, codependency, relationship problems

Additional Areas of Clinical Experience

ADHD

Adjustment Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

Anorexia Nervosa

Binge Eating Disorder

Bipolar I

Bipolar II Disorder

Bulimia Nervosa

Chronic emotional avoidance

Chronic health problems

Co-dependency

Coming out concerns

Divorce

Emotional abuse

Exoriation/Trichotillomania

Family strife

Gender Dysphoria

Gender identity concerns

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Grief

History of neglect & abuse

Infidelity

Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Social Isolation

Major Depressive Disorder

Personality Disorders

Occupational issues

Partner substance abuse

Psychotic Disorder(s)

PTSD

Relationship discord

Role change

Schizoaffective Disorder

Self Injury

Self-esteem/assertiveness

Sex Addiction

Sexual abuse

Social Anxiety Disorder

Treatment non-compliance

Course Instructor at University of Pittsburgh

  • Advanced Direct Practice: Psychodynamic Theory, 2014 – present

  • Advanced Direct Practice: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 2015 – 2020

  • Models of Intervention, 2013 – 2015

  • Generalist Foundations of Social Work Practice, 2012 – 2014

Professional Development Courses

Martin, H.M. (2016). Clinical Work with Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Clients. Presented August 8, 2016, Unity Family Services.

Martin, H.M. & Fauble, L. (2016). The New Clinician’s Toolbox. Presented June 3, 2016, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.

Martin, H.M. (2015). Motivational Interviewing. Presented November 11, 2015, Unity Family Services.

Martin, H.M. (2015). Private Practice: Is It Right for You? Presented October 6, 2015, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work.


You can also find me on LinkedIn

License: PA CW016362
License: NY (inactive)