About Dr. Heather




I'm a parenting psychologist and mom of 4. My mission is to make parenting fun and less stressful, specializing in the development of babies, toddlers, young children -- and parents! I also co-own a healthcare company that creates and manages behavioral health programs. We take care of thousands of clients every month.

My book, "Let's Get This Potty Started! The BabyShrink's Guide to Potty Training Your Toddler", is top on it's Kindle list, with nationally-known reviewers. In my clinical practice, I evaluate and treat toddlers with developmental challenges.

I do live segments on the KITV morning news, KFI AM 640 Los Angeles, and Fox News' Good Day Chicago, and provide expertise for publications such as Parents Magazine and American Baby. I provide scientific expertise and road-tested insights for family-friendly organizations like Kimberly Clark's Pull-Ups via Edelman PR and the Learning Care Group. I help develop social media strategy for projects including research at the University of Hawaii.

I'm also an experienced public speaker and trainer. I've addressed national psychology audiences on innovative strategies for developing an ethical, professional online presence. I've written a book chapter on the topic, currently in print at Oxford University Press. I'm one of the few psychologists who is comfortable in a live, online capacity including Twitter and FB chats.

My clinical experience includes evaluating, treating, or supervising thousands of child and family cases for diagnoses such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, and autism/ASD. I've testified in Family Court as an expert. Our health-care services company manages behavioral health contracts that serve 1,500 clients in non-profits monthly, and is responsible for landing and managing contracts in the $4M per year range.

I occasionally answer readers’ questions at BabyShrink. But please know that I only offer support and educational information. BabyShrink is not meant as an alternative to your own healthcare provider, and I do not provide psychological evaluations, treatment or advice at BabyShrink. I also cannot answer questions immediately. Contact emergency services if you have an urgent health or psychological need. Please consult your healthcare provider for specific advice about the healthcare needs of your family.