Mary H. Heekin, LCSW is a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado Denver Depression Center.
Ms. Heekin specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for mood and anxiety disorders and has received training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) as well as Prolonged Exposure (PE) for trauma related disorders. Her clinical work includes cognitive-behavioral and stress-reduction techniques, behavioral activation, and skills to aid in problem-solving and overall increased interpersonal functioning. Ms. Heekin has an interest in incorporating mindfulness and family focused therapy into her individual practice.
Ms. Heekin is a graduate from the University of Michigan where she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She later pursued her MSW also from the University of Michigan and worked as a clinical intern in the University’s Depression Center. From 2006 to 2009 Ms. Heekin worked with Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD at Emory University in Atlanta, GA on multiple trauma and anxiety related research projects including A Cognitive Enhancer May Facilitate Behavioral Exposure Therapy for Veterans with PTSD; a study using virtual reality exposure (VRE) therapy for combat veterans. Also while at Emory Ms. Heekin participated in a large scale predictors of treatment response study as a cognitive-behavioral therapist under the supervision of W. Edward Craighead, PhD.
Here at the University of Colorado Denver Depression Center Ms. Heekin continues her practice in evidenced-based treatment for mood and anxiety disorders and is a co-therapist for a series of group programs focused on treatment as well as relapse prevention.