Heather Martin, MSW, LCSW
Heather is not accepting new clients at this time, but does have openings for clinical consultation.
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:
Clinical Supervision for Licensure
I've been providing outpatient therapy to individuals since 2003. 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.
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
Alcohol Use Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder
Bipolar II Disorder
Chronic emotional avoidance
Chronic health problems
Coming out concerns
Gender identity concerns
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
History of neglect & abuse
Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Major Depressive Disorder
Partner substance abuse
Social Anxiety Disorder
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
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
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.
License: PA CW016362
License: NY (inactive)