Heather Swick, AMFT
Midwestern Regional Medical Center
"I hope to help patients experience the relief and comfort that can come from being listened to and understood, deepen their understanding of themselves and their situations, and discover how to thrive while living with cancer"
- Heather Swick, AMFT
- Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy - Northwestern University
- BA, Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies - University of Connecticut
- Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT)
Practicing Since: 2012
Heather Swick, AMFT, is a mind-body therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. Working closely with medical oncologists, registered dietitians, naturopathic oncology providers and nursing staff, Swick uses her training in marriage and family therapy to assist patients and caregivers as they navigate their cancer journey. “A cancer diagnosis not only affects the emotional well-being of a cancer patient, but also that of their caregivers and families,” says Swick. “I believe that patients and families can work together to create a plan for sustained wellness and health as they navigate their cancer journey.”
Swick obtained her bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the University of Connecticut, in Storrs, where she majored in both psychology and human development, and family studies. She obtained a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, in 2012.
At CTCA Swick offers individual, couple and family therapy to patients and their caregivers who want to create a safe space for cancer-related conversations to occur, as well as to express and develop a deeper understanding of their emotions and intimate relationships. “When I speak with patients, we talk about what is important to them,” said Swick. “I hope to help them experience the relief and comfort that can come from being listened to and understood, deepen their understanding of themselves and their situations, and discover how to thrive while living with cancer.”
Swick understands that it takes great hope, courage, and strength for patients and their loved ones to discuss personal and health related concerns as well as to create a plan for sustained health and wellness. “I want to offer patients and caregivers a safe, compassionate, and wholehearted relationship for healing and wellness to occur,” said Swick.
Swick believes in a whole person approach to treatment specifically assisting patients and caregivers as they link their emotions and thoughts to their physical well-being. She enjoys traveling, cooking, meditating, reading and spending time with family and friends.