About me

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Illinois who helps couples who are struggling emotionally, socially, and relationally. Everyone goes through challenges and conflicts in life and it can be frustrating to know when and where to get help. I can help with those struggles so that you can create real and lasting change.

My approach with my clients is thoughtfully direct and relational. I have been in practice for 26 years and have experience helping with anxiety, depression, divorce, self esteem, relational issues, developmental transitional issues, and family of origin issues. As a systemic therapist, I am focused on both the client's needs and the dynamics of the systems they are involved in to better assess and address potential issues and resolutions.

Working through life's challenges can be overwhelming. Starting counseling can be a positive first step toward changing your life. I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LMFT 166.000646


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Heather Gunderson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 10 months on issues concerning relationship

Very insightful and extremely knowledgeable with options and ideas to deal with issues.

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far she has been VERY intuitive and helpful to our needs and powerful in understanding both parties.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Practical, tuned-in, and compassionate. Heather has helped me make noticeable changes in my personal challenges and marriage over several months that I was struggling with for years.

She’s grounded and insightful — giving concrete tools, steps, and ways of reframing that can help make connections, open up new problem-solving skills, and add clarity.

Working with Heather has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Highly, highly recommend!

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

My husband and I have been working with Heather on a weekly basis for roughly 6 months now. We have been not only navigating parenthood with a newborn and a 1 year old, but also trying to learn our communication patterns, where they derived from, and how to communicate respectfully to one another so we can create a healthy environment in our home and instill healthy communication practices within children as they learn and grow. Heather has been incremental in our growth and has provided consistent, attentive, guidance for us while showing us ways to communicate to avoid recurring unhealthy habits. We are forever grateful for her and I am positive we will be turning to Heather in the future as we navigate newfound unchartered territories as parents and in our marriage alone. Sincerest thank you.

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Heather is vey helpful, patient, understands our concern, always provides constructive comments and solution to the issues.

Written on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Heather has been wonderful at listening and allowing for my individual growth, understanding, and decision making.

Written on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

It was difficult to find a therapist with a schedule that worked initially and I never received response when inquiring about help with live sessions. This would work maybe for someone with an open schedule or an individual vs a couple better; the therapist we did see was great and competent and I would see her again.

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I’ve had the pleasure of working with two different therapists through the ReGain platform. I have to say that Heather has been an absolutely pleasure to get to know and work with. She is patient and subjective in her interactions. I also appreciate that she is always prompt at responding to messages on the platform. Based on how quickly her video slots fill up I know she must have many different clients but I have not ever felt like just another person to her. She takes the time to get to know and understand me and my situations. While we only have the 45 minutes to work in for the video chat, she’s always thorough and never makes me feel rushed. I highly recommend anyone to Heather that may be looking for therapy for yourself, you and your partner, or even guidance with parenting issues.

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