Heather Ferguson, LCSW, is a psychotherapist/psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. With over thirty years of experience, Heather provides psychodynamic therapy to individuals, couples, and groups. After earning a Master of Science from Columbia University School of Social Work, Heather completed psychoanalytic training in individual and group psychoanalysis and certification in clinical hypnotherapy.
Her work at New York University Counseling Center fortified a commitment to the treatment of eating disorders, depression, and trauma. Inspired by years as an indie rock drummer, Heather adapted her clinical skills to treat artists and musicians dealing with band conflict, creative blocks, and performance anxiety. She served as a therapist to students at Mannes School of Music and, more recently, as a consultant to The Collective School of Music and the American Ballet Theatre (Pre-professional division) where she provides workshops on managing performance anxiety.
Heather is faculty and training supervisor at numerous psychoanalytic institutes and presents papers at national and international conferences. She draws inspiration from her artist patients who demonstrated creative adaptation and resilience during the pandemic.