Heather Ayers-Cluff, LCSW, PPSC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with high-risk and vulnerable populations including children, adolescents, and adults. She offers a unique ability to connect in an authentic and compassionate way that helps remind her clients that they matter. Heather has a wealth of knowledge from her experiences working in child welfare, hospital social work, community mental health, schools, and private practice. Heather has worked with youth and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, overwhelm, life adjustments, grief and loss, and complex trauma.

Heather's therapeutic style is largely dependent on you and your specific needs. She tailors your session based on what would be most helpful to you. Heather is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), crisis intervention, mindfulness approaches, Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA), psycho-dynamic, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. Therapy is a relational process, so she makes sure to collaborate with each client to ensure that his/her/their needs are being met.

Heather graduated at the top of her class with her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families and sub-concentration in Public Child Welfare from the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC). Additionally, Heather earned her B. A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 

Heather currently works with at-risk adolescents doing school-based therapy in addition to providing support for teens and adults in private practice. In addition to therapy, Heather’s other passion is education. She has over five years of experience as an Adjunct Lecturer for both graduate and undergraduates in the School of Social Work at various California State Universities.