Heather Elson


Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Heather has over 15 years of experience working with children of all ages. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Kennesaw State University. After completing her undergraduate degree, Heather worked as a family preservation specialist, advocating for families and connecting them with community resources and counseling services. Heather believes in empowering clients by focusing on their positive qualities and personal strengths. Heather continued her education at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia where she received a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During her graduate program, she received special commendations for exhibiting strengths in Group Counseling Theory and Practice. Heather values creativity and its ability to express and process even life’s most difficult emotions. Heather believes group therapy is impactful because it allows clients to acquire and practice skills in the here-and-now surrounded by a safe, supportive environment. 


Heather specializes in working with children and adolescents struggling with anxiety and fears, intrusive negative thoughts, social interactions, defiant behaviors, and sibling discord. She uses a psychodynamic approach, creating a space for clients to explore and process their emotions and behaviors within a therapeutic session. In her free time, Heather loves to read, play outdoors, and spend time with her husband and daughter. She is the published author and illustrator of “Purple People,” a book which encourages multicultural awareness and growth.

Email Heather: Heather@aiotherapy.com