"What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation." -Glenn Close

Heather Mainard, Licensed Counselor

Heather Mainard, Associate Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, National Certified Counselor

One of my greatest passions is supporting and empowering women. I have experience working alongside women who are struggling with anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, relationship challenges, and grief. I also specialize in helping women who are chronically ill and/or disabled. Some of my subspecialties include health/death anxiety, medical trauma, and self-advocacy.


I view mental health through a holistic lens that includes body, mind, and spirit. Working from a holistic perspective allows me to consider the multitude of different factors impacting my clients. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to healing, so I integrate various modalities and tailor my approach to each client’s unique needs.


My therapy style is compassionate, down-to-earth, and honest. I strive to create an accepting and liberating space where my clients can be fully themselves. If you think I could be a good fit for you, please reach out for a free consultation.


I currently work under the supervision of Nia Baker, CPCS1975.

*serving Georgia residents virtually*



Special Focus

anxiety and depression

trauma and shame

loss and grief

chronic illness and disability

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect our first session?
  • Complete initial paperwork beforehand
  • Join Simple Practice video call or arrive in person at scheduled time
  • Attend 50 min assessment session where we will create a collaborative treatment plan that outlines your areas of struggle, goals and any additional needs you may have
  • During your assessment session we will also determine frequency, and any other providers you may need in your circle
Is the assessment session different than regularly scheduled sessions?

Yes, our first session together is an assessment session. The purpose of this session is for us both to determine if we are a good fit working together. It is also a time of discovery for us to ask questions about your biopsychosocial history, your current struggles and challenges, and your goals, needs, and desires for our work together. During this session, we will provide a safe, sacred space for you to share openly, vulnerably, and honestly in a compassionate, caring, nonjudgmental environment.

Are you partnered with any insurance companies?

We do not contract with insurance companies or communicate in any way with your insurance company. This means that we are “out-of-network” providers.

Some insurance plans include out-of-network benefits. The best thing to do is to call the number on your insurance card and ask about your out of network behavior/mental health benefits.

We can provide you with a receipt that you can use to file for possible reimbursement with your insurance company. This is called a Superbill.

What are my rights when it comes to billing?

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.

How much does each session cost?

Sessions last 50 minutes and range in price from $135 to $185 depending on level of training and specialties. Assessment sessions cost between $200 and $250.