Heather Quinlan

Our Self-Image Expert

Heather Quinlan is YouBeauty’s Self-Image Expert. She has over fifteen years of experience providing psychotherapy in inpatient and outpatient settings covering a wide range of issues. Heather is currently in a private practice outside of Hartford, CT, where she primarily treats adults, couples and adolescents. She specializes in self-esteem, self-presentation and body image issues, eating disorders, relationship and family issues, depression, anxiety, trauma recovery and self-harm.  She also works extensively with individuals who are dealing with the pressures inherent in demanding professional and academic environments.

Heather is also the Counselor at Avon Old Farms School.  She works with the students, faculty and staff at this private boys' school for grades 9 through 12.

In 2013, Heather launched BluebirdPages.com, where she writes about topics such as relationships, sadness, food, weight, body-image, stress, work, self-esteem, trauma and self-care. She can be found on Twitter at @bluebirdpages.

Heather obtained her B.A. at Vassar College in New York, and her M.S.W. from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  Prior to pursuing her Master’s Degree, she earned a J.D. at New York University and practiced law for several years.

In addition to direct clinical work, Heather presents on a variety of mental health and emotional wellness related topics, both in person to various groups, and on television to a broader audience.  One of her guiding principles is balance as a unifying concept, informing and incorporating all aspects of an individual’s life.  Heather encourages manageable and enduring choices and changes, toward the goal of overall personal wellness.

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