Dr. Churchill is the Associate Director of the Therapeutic Community Program, the Health and Wellness Coordinator, and a staff psychologist who provides psychotherapy and psychological testing at the Austen Riggs Center. She obtained her bachelors in philosophy from Colorado College before obtaining her doctorate at George Washington University, where she received a University Fellowship Award for academic and scholarly achievement. During her graduate training, she was a teaching assistant for several classes, including History and Systems of Psychology, as well as Cognitive and Projective Assessment. Also during her graduate training, she completed the New York Society Fellowship program, as well as the Couple and Family Fellowship program at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Churchill completed an internship at Utah State Hospital, where she received intensive training in dialectical behavioral therapy and provided individual, group, and family therapy, as well as psychological assessments. She is interested in the overlap between psychodynamic psychotherapy and other psychotherapies, such as dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as how integrating components of a psychodynamic approach may improve the quality of care in non-dynamic intensive treatment milieus. She is also a graduate of the Fellowship Program at the Austen Riggs Center.
Heather Churchill, PsyD
Associate Director of the Therapeutic Community Program and Health and Wellness Coordinator
Therapeutic Community Staff