Doctoral Fellows

Heather Frick, MA, LMFT, and a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, is the 2022-2023 Nielsen Doctoral Fellow in Families, Illness, and Collaborative Healthcare at CCFH. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she is clinically skilled in providing therapy, counseling, and behavioral health consultation services for a wide range of individual, couple and family concerns. She has extensive training in Emotionally-focused Therapy (EFT) with couples, and she specializes in Medical Family Therapy (MedFT). Ms. Frick approaches therapy from a systemic, relational perspective and focuses on helping her clients gain a better understanding of themselves and their relational patterns.  She works compassionately and collaboratively with clients to build more secure relationships and cope more effectively with medical conditions and other life challenges.

Ms. Frick is is a member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) and the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT). She is completing her doctorate in Psychology (PsyD), specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy, at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. Her research focuses on social and spiritual factors influencing male partners’ experience of grief after miscarriage.  Her educational background includes  a BA in English Literature, an MA in Theological Studies and an MA in Marriage & Family Therapy, with advanced training in Medical Family Therapy. She recently collaborated on publications focused on using a MedFT and EFT approach to infertility and pregnancy loss with interracial couples.