At Heartwood, I have had the chance to expand my network beyond the mental health field. I have collaborated with acupuncturists, yoga instructors, massage therapists and meditation teachers. I have been able to refer my clients to their services and thus provide truly holistic care. In addition, I have received a number of referrals from other practitioners.
Heartwood Center is well-known and respected within the Evanston and Northshore communities and this has helped to increase the visibility of my practice. In addition to the hundreds of people who attend various appointments and classes at the center each week, Heartwood has its own website and marketing events that promote my services. At the same time, I am completely in control of my practice and have been able to rapidly grow my caseload in a relatively short period of time. In Heartwood, I have found a place that fulfills my need for community and collaboration, helps me grow my practice and at the same time, allows me the flexibility, financial benefits and independence that I was missing working at a clinic. — Lori Aitken, Heartwood psychotherapist