Heather Hardison, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Private Practice
Collierville, TN

About


Dr. Heather Hardison is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Collierville, TN. Dr. Hardison is trained in various theoretical orientations including humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, constructivism and emotion focused therapy. She is an integrative psychotherapist incorporating all of the above therapies based on individual client needs. Her Specialty is Adult Psychotherapy and Psychopathology.

She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The University of Memphis in 1998. She worked as a mental health technician at Lakeside and Parkwood Behavioral Health System and later as a Case Manager at Parkwood BHS before applying to graduate school. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology from The University of Memphis.

Dr. Hardison graduated with her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Memphis Clinical Program in 2007. She completed a year of clinical internship at the Lexington KY Veterans Hospital 2006-2007 working on the Mental Health Clinic, Inpatient/Geriatric and Post Traumatic Stress Rotations. Outside of work, Heather enjoys watching movies in the home theater that she and her husband designed and built. She also enjoys reading fiction and nonfiction books, visiting with friends and writing fictional books and poetry.
About

Services


COVID 19 Announcement - 3/5/2021: Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, I am not seeing clients in person for my own safety and the safety of clients. At this time, I am only administering psychological testing online and completing gastric bypass/bariatric evaluations over the phone. I am not taking therapy clients now or IQ testing until the pandemic is over. Please email me to schedule telehealth evaluations (bariatric surgery, online psyc tests).

2019 Announcements for Changes to Practice - Not Taking New Therapy Patients Currently. I am transitioning to a practice heavily focused on evaluations/assessments (Psycho-educational testing, ADHD evals ages 6 and up and IQ testing ages 6 and up).

Services provided: (Not taking new therapy clients in 2021)
  • Individual Adult Psychotherapy - adults ages 18 and up only. Note: No child, adolescent or family therapy offered. 
  • Educational/Intellectual Testing - ADHD, IQ, Achievement and Learning Disability assessments ages 6 and up
  • Gastric Bypass Evaluations - includes clinical interview, psycho-social history, mood, and symptom assessments. See details on fees page.
  • Psychological Evaluations with psychological testing for diagnostic purposes only at the request of a physician and mental health professional, not by attorneys or courts. Not for court related cases or cases requiring testifying and will only evaluate in divorce cases that will be settled in mediation.
Services

Issues treated


Issues treated
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anxiety Disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder/panic attacks, and social anxiety).
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Lack of fulfillment in life and/or work
  • Anger Management

ADHD/Learning Disability Evaluations for Children age 6 and above and for Adults

Evaluation includes:
IQ testing (WISC 5 for children; WAIS-IV adults ages 16 and above)
Achievement test (Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Achievement for children and adults)
History of symptoms and self report questionnaires
Clinical interview - developmental, mental, medical and psychosocial history
*This testing will assess ADHD, IQ, learning disabilities and cognitive abilities (strengths and weaknesses)

Details of ADHD and psychoeducational testing:
Too often, difficult children are incorrectly labeled with ADHD. On the other hand, many children who do have ADHD remain undiagnosed. In either case, related learning disabilities or mood problems are often missed. The individual should have a clinical evaluation if ADHD is suspected. Testing is also required now by ACT and SAT to take the test with extended time (50% more testing time). This is considered a special accommodation for those formally diagnosed with ADHD or learning disabilities. In order to receive special accommodations in schools and universities and on standardized tests a full psycho-educational assessment is required by someone credentialed to administer tests such as a psychologist in order to document any disability or special need. Psycho-educational testing can be beneficial for diagnostic clarification and treatment planning including medication and identification of special accommodations needed.



Scheduling


All scheduling is done via email, as that is the easiest way to contact me. Send me an email at dr.heatherhardison@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.

Contact Dr. Hardison for address for office once you schedule an appointment. Office is off Collierville Arlington in Collierville TN

Email to request mailing address. No longer have a P.O. Box.


Phone: 901-413-7536

Email: dr.heatherhardison@gmail.com

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