Heather is a counseling resident with experience doing counseling work primarily in educational settings. She earned her Bachelor’s from Bryn Mawr College in 1991 and then spent several years working in the non-profit sector, focusing on both women’s issues and education issues for African-American and Latino students. She earned her Master’s of Education in School Counseling at the College of William & Mary in 2000. While there she also completed all coursework for a Master’s in community counseling and completed a 12-month internship in the on-site family counseling clinic. Since 2002 Heather has been a school counselor, spending four years at a K-5 elementary school, and nine years at a 5-6 intermediate school. She worked with students who had the most critical emotional and behavioral needs, including those students dealing with abuse/neglect, ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and trauma. She ran multiple small groups on topics including anger management, divorce, self-esteem, social skills. She was an active member of the child study team and ran small groups for students in self-contained special education classes who had significant IEP support. She created a referral network so that when the needs of the students were greater than what could be provided in school, families were connected with community supports that had proven positive outcomes. She became a trainer in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and was a key member of the school’s crisis response team. She also provided counseling support for staff, especially for stress management and conflict resolution. Heather has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families.
Heather Fitz-Randolph, M.Ed., NCC
Resident in Counseling