Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS

Dr. Heidi Horsley is a licensed psychologist and social worker, and is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Open to Hope Foundation.  Heidi is in private practice in Manhattan (www.DrHeidiHorsley.com).

In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University.  An internationally known grief expert, author, and bereaved sibling, Heidi co-hosts the syndicated internet radio show, "Open to Hope."  She presents at National Compassionate Friends Conferences and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and consults with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), working with military families who have had a loss.  Heidi serves on the advisory board for Our Conservatory, a national music program for at risk teens.  She has appeared on ABC's 20/20, and been quoted in the Washington Post, Time Magazine, Money Magazine and the New York Daily News, in addition to many other media venues.  She also gives presentations, workshops and professional continuing education courses throughout the country for health care professionals.

Since 9/11 she has worked in a research and clinical capacity for the FDNY/Columbia University Family Guidance Program; a study providing ongoing intervention and follow-up to families of firefighters killed in the World Trade Center, including workshops for bereaved siblings.  She has written numerous articles for professional journals, and is co-author of the books Real Men Do Cry: A Quarterback's Inspiring Story of Tackling Depression and Surviving Suicide Loss; Teen Grief Relief: Parenting with Understanding Support and Guidance; Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society:  Bridging Research and Practice; and Open to Hope – Inspirational Stories of Life, Loss and Love.  Heidi earned a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) from the University of San Francisco; a master's degree in social work (L.M.S.W.) from Columbia University, and a master's degree in mental health counseling (M.S.) from Loyola University in New Orleans.

Heidi presents on the topics of:

Self Care for the Clinician
Finding Hope After Loss
Sibling Loss

Traumatic Loss
Post Traumatic Growth
Finding Happiness After Loss: How Long Does It Take
The Four Stages of Recovery After Loss

She is a gifted and generous presenter and audiences love her intelligence and compassion.

For more information about the Open to Hope Foundation, click here.
For more information regarding the book " Open to Hope; Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss", click here.

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