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Sessions are offered virtually and in-person at our Dundas and Burlington locations.
Heather Hardy, Child Life Specialist
Child Life Specialist
Hello! My name is Heather (she/her) and I am a Certified Child Life Specialist and a Certified Thanatologist. I hold a Master’s Degree in Pediatric Psychosocial Care from McMaster University as well as an undergraduate degree in Child Development and Thanatology. After working as a Child Life Specialist for a number of years, I chose to further specialize in the field of transition and loss and obtained an additional certification in grief, loss and bereavement from Western University. Since then, I have become certified as a Thanatologist – or grief and bereavement specialist.
I have over 8 years of experience working with and providing support to clients, patients and families. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings as well as emergency departments in tertiary hospitals. In addition, I support clients in both group and individual settings in the community.
At Valley Connections Counselling, I utilize evidence-based approaches to provide developmentally and psychologically appropriate interventions to help children and adolescents cope with psychosocial issues. I prioritize building a strong rapport as a foundation from which we can work to develop coping strategies, improve emotional literacy and help children better understand their environment. I use emotional expression activities and therapeutic play throughout my sessions to keep children engaged and comfortable.
I offer a complimentary consultation so we can decide together if I am the right fit for you. I look forward to meeting you and your family!
You can book a free 30 minute consultation with Heather or call our main line at
905-966-4309 to book an appointment, or email at [email protected]
Heather offers her services in the Dundas and Burlington locations.
Meet your therapist
Individual Intake Therapy
Your first therapy appointment
Subsequent therapy sessions