Dr. Anne Heflin has been a licensed clinical psychologist for 20 years. She enjoys providing psychotherapy for a broad range of clients including young children, adolescents, and adults.
- Meredith College: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, certification in Social Work
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Masters in Clinical Psychology
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: PhD in Clinical Psychology
INTERNSHIP: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
- Licensed as a Psychologist in Virginia and New Jersey
- National Register of Health Services Psychologists
- American Psychological Association
- Virginia Psychological Association
- Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists.
In additional to her practice at Mindwell, Dr. Heflin is currently an Associate Professor at the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, where she teaches and trains clinical psychologists. Previously she was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she conducted psychological assessments and psychotherapy for traumatized children, adolescents and their parents, provided expert witness testimony, and conducted research focused on issues of trauma. In that setting, she participated in the development of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral treatment (TF-CBT) and coauthored a treatment manual for TF-CBT. Previously she has worked as a psychologist in a physical rehabilitation hospital, providing evaluations and psychotherapy for physically disabled adults and youth; as a consultant for preschool staff and parents regarding developmental and behavioral concerns in young children; as the director of a nonprofit program for children experiencing parental divorce and separation; and as a school psychologist.
- Psychotherapy with children and adults who have experienced trauma
- Trauma-focused CBT
- Acting out behaviors
- Parental separation or divorce
- Developmental problems including: sleep, separation, eating, and toileting difficulties
- Parent-child conflicts
- Sibling and peer relationship problems
- Adaptation to physical illness or disability
- Difficulties with life stressors
Dr. Heflin finds great reward in providing compassionate psychotherapy for children and adults. She works from a strength based approach, helping clients develop resilience through identifying and building upon their strengths. She collaborates closely with parents to help them adapt their parenting strategies to their child’s temperament, strengths, and challenges. She uses an integrative approach that is grounded in cognitive behavioral theory and therapy, but is flexible to meet the specific needs of a particular client and family. She incorporates evidence based treatment strategies when they are available and appropriate. In her work with young children, Dr. Heflin uses developmentally appropriate play therapy techniques. Contact MindWell today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Heflin.