Heather Martin, MSW, LCSW

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


Director & Clinical Supervisor

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 have spent the last 13 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.

I have loved all facets of my work as a clinical social worker and I am eager to turn my experience toward my new venture, Alliance Therapy Center. In addition to fostering a vibrant and engaging group practice, I am excited to help other professionals become the clinicians they've always wanted to be. To do this, Alliance provides a variety of services to clinicians:

Clinical Supervision for Licensure

Clinical Consultation

Therapist Incubator Project

Additional Information

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


Adjustment Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder

Anorexia Nervosa

Binge Eating Disorder

Bipolar I

Bipolar II Disorder

Bulimia Nervosa

Chronic emotional avoidance

Chronic health problems


Coming out concerns


Emotional abuse


Family strife

Gender Dysphoria

Gender identity concerns

Generalized Anxiety Disorder


History of neglect & abuse


Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Social Isolation

Major Depressive Disorder

Personality Disorders

Occupational issues

Partner substance abuse

Psychotic Disorder(s)


Relationship discord

Role change

Schizoaffective Disorder

Self Injury


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)