Heidi M. Kloss, Ph.D., ATR-BC, LPCC-S
Doctoral-Level Licensed Therapist for Children & Adolescents
• Bachelor’s Degree, Cleveland State University (1996)
• Master’s Degree, Ursuline College (1999)
• Ph.D. Ed with a Specialty in Clinical Counseling, Cleveland State University (2009)
Training & Experience:
• Internship, The Art Studio at Metro Health Medical Center
• Director of Intensive Services, Crossroads (Counseling Agency for Children and Adolescents)
My Role at Linden BP:
I have expertise working with children and adolescents, ranging in age from 5-18 years, who are experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, self-harming behaviors, behavioral concerns (defiance, aggression, lack of focus/hyperactivity), and difficult social skills. I highly value the involvement of parents during the treatment process as well as collaboration with school personnel. I have extensive experience training parents and teachers on behavioral management and de-escalation techniques in the home, school, and community settings. Treatment is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and involves attention to the mind and body for total self-care. Originally trained as an art therapist, I also specialize in utilizing art therapy when appropriate to help children and adolescents express issues and stressors that may be difficult to “put into words.”
“Stay the path” is one of my favorite sayings. I am grateful to assist children, adolescents and their families as they navigate their paths to reach their short and long term goals. I guide and support them through the unanticipated obstacles on life’s journey so they can experience personal success and discover hidden strengths along the way! In my own life, I “stay the path” by trying new things and participating in hobbies such as yoga, running, biking, hiking, painting and drawing. I also love to read books on just about any topic. I love exploring new places in the Cleveland area with my husband, friends, and two sisters (as well as with my 2 dogs!).
I am trained as a yoga teacher and have run in several half-marathons. My favorite half-marathon was the Disney Princess half-marathon! I always try to get my family out with me on hikes, walking, and other activities. Unfortunately, I am somewhat distance challenged, so my family knows that if I invite them on a “quick walk” it could easily turn into a three hour tour! But I make it up to them by baking cookies (my favorites are chocolate chip and Gingerbread).
Why I love being at Linden BP:
I am excited to work with such a dedicated group of professionals who want to provide high quality services for children, adolescents, and their families. I feel fortunate to be able to work in such a welcoming setting where patients are the priority!