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    “When we are looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.”

    -Brené Brown

    About Heidi B. Baldacci, PhD

    Welcome and thank you for wanting to learn more about me and my practice!

    I currently specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  I also have training in many other therapeutic modalities and use different techniques depending on the specific aims of treatment. My goal when working with someone is to help you identify vulnerability factors and discover the underlying function of life choices as they relate to your long-term goals.

    I specialize in working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, behavioral issues, academic/occupational stressors, and life transitions. I strive to be warm, supportive, accepting, and non-judgemental while challenging my clients to move towards growth.

    When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my two small children, husband, and two black cats. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, reading, binge-watching new shows/movies, and completing puzzles/Legos with my family. Despite being an introvert, I love being outdoors and enjoy traveling, gardening, camping and attending as many local fairs/festivals as one autumn season allows while enjoying a pumpkin chai.

    My Education & Experience

    Being born and raised on the outskirts of Scranton, Pennsylvania, I began my psychology career as an undergraduate at The University of Scranton.  While there, I earned membership in both Pi Gamma Mu and Psi Chi honor societies as well as being awarded the Lawrence J. Lennon Award for Outstanding Service and Achievement in Psychology.  I earned both my Masters and PhD in Psychology at The University of Toledo where I served as both a clinical doctoral practicum student and Clinic Assistant Director.

    As part of my graduate career, I completed my predoctoral internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in their Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. Following graduation, I primarily worked with children and teens in a residential treatment center serving multiple counties throughout upstate New York.  In 2008, my husband and I relocated to beautiful Lancaster County, PA where we are currently raising our family.  Before starting Baldacci Behavioral Health, I had been working in a private group practice seeing clients of all ages for the past 14 years.