Heather Hopkins, MEd, CCC

Heather Hopkins View Specialties

  • Certified Canadian Counsellor
  • 6-8 Duffy Place, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1B 4M6
  • Phone: 709 730 3240
  • Send A Message To Heather.
  • Session Fees: $150
  • healthy-balance.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

About Heather Hopkins

Heather has been in this field since 2006. Raised and educated in NL, she now practices with Healthy Balance Holistic Health Group (https://healthy-balance.ca/). Heather's background is in counselling psychology. She completed her graduate degree at Memorial University and is certified to practice as a Certified Canadian Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (https://www.ccpa-accp.ca/). Heather has also completed the certification process through the Association of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (https://www.acnn.ca/en/home) which enables Heather to bill under naturopath with some insurances.

Heather can help you with

- ADHD across the lifespan
- emotion regulation
- self-esteem, body image
- managing stress
- parenting
- relationships
- mood management
- trauma
- anxiety, depression, OCD
- grief 

-this list pertains to children, adolescents, and adults


The space at Healthy Balance gets a lot of comments from clients - it feels very much like walking into a living room. A lot of effort and thought has been put into creating an atmosphere that is calm, relaxing, and peaceful. It is not uncommon for a client to come early for their appointment just to relax in this space. This feeling extends into Heather's office. It is of paramount importance for the client to feel at ease, heard and respected. Heather takes a holistic approach to her work meaning that she will encourage you to consider all areas of your wellbeing. Heather believes counselling is more than just talking about what is happening in your life. She focuses on providing pragmatic skill building and strategies to help support you toward your personal goal, whatever that might be. The environment is quite inclusive and welcoming to all diverse backgrounds and identities. Heather
believes strongly in sharing resources and will often provide handouts, articles, or recommend books that can bridge the gap between the therapy session and day-to-day life.


Heather has been informed by many counselling approaches. She actively incorporates:

- narrative therapy strategies
- cognitive behavior therapy
- mindfulness
- dialectical behavior therapy
- acceptance and commitment therapy
- trauma informed practices (combining body-based and cognitive approaches)
- play therapy
- exposure and response prevention
- gender affirming

Areas of expertise:

Anxiety and panic - Heather has extensive experience working with anxiety and panic and has a wealth of knowledge and resources in this area

OCD - Heather has actively sought out resources to become better educated on ERP as this is the #1 treatment method for OCD 
Play Therapy - Heather completed extensive post graduate work in this area and has attained all 3 levels of certificate training through the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (https://canadianplaytherapy.com/) as well as certificate training in Sand Play Therapy through the Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute (https://rmpti.com/)
Heather has a fully equipped play therapy room with puppets, sandtray and art supplies galore.  

Trauma - Heather has completed post graduate intensive trauma treatment certificate training

ADHD - Heather has completed post graduate course work certification training in this area


ADHD - What Parents Need to Know (2 hour on demand webinar)

  A great, affordable resource providing practical and relevant knowledge to caregivers. Heather has a unique
perspective as she is also a parent of the ADHD brain! This workshop covers what Heather wanted to know when ADHD became part of her life. She sought out further education and completed an intensive postgraduate certificate course in this area before creating this workshop.

Register here:
Cost: $30

Emotional Eating; Food for Thought (90 minute on demand webinar)

  Heather partnered with Tara Antle (Nutritionist at Healthy Balance) to create this unique workshop addressing an often overlooked area of unhealthy eating. Our emotions can strongly influence our behavior and we can often use food to meet needs that ultimately cannot be fulfilled in this way. With Tara's nutrition expertise combined with Heather's mental health background - this workshop has been carefully cultivated to address this issue providing information as well as practical and pragmatic strategies. It's more than just 'will power.'

Register here:
Cost: $60

Where to find Heather:

Healthy Balance Holistic Health Group
6-8 Duffy Place, St. John's, NL
709 730 3240
(Appointments can also be booked virtually through this website)
Cost: $150
In-person and virtual sessions offered

Heather Hopkins Reaches

St Johns NL