Participating in Growth and Development
Co-Occurring Therapist Heather Mckeown joined the Cape Assist team in 2020, working with clients struggling with co-occurring disorders that include a mental health condition as well as a substance use disorder. Heather provides both individual and group counseling, and education.
She also assists with interventions, finding it challenging yet rewarding to be a part of someone’s development and growth. Heather believes that “people can and do change with the appropriate tools and interventions.” Assisting individuals facing substance use and mental health issues gain those tools to help them change is her professional passion.
Background and Education
Heather holds a master's in Psychology and Counseling with Addiction and Recovery Cognate. She also is a licensed certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). Additionally, Heather has been trained in identifying at-risk individuals and using nonverbal and verbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior, as well as addressing trauma and loss in children.
She has worked as part of a team, as well as independently, and spent 20 years providing counseling to disaffected youth in an alternative high school setting, including direct care, group facilitation, education, and prevention.
Heather also has used cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and trauma-based therapy in-community and in a clinical setting. As an addiction and recovery counselor, she was instrumental in creating and implementing an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program curriculum in Cape May County.