Dr. Heather M. Hale, PsyD., LCPC, CADC

Dr. Heather Hale
Heather M. Hale, PsyD., LCPC, CADC

Dr. Heather Hale Rosburg was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Kansas and remains an avid Jayhawks basketball fan.  She attended the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she was awarded a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. During her clinical practicums and Doctoral Internship, Heather became increasingly dedicated to assisting clinically complex children, adolescents and their caregivers/families.

Through a variety of specialized mental health/substance abuse training and work settings from Inpatient Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Programming to Therapeutic Day School and Private Practice, Heather observed families exhausting resources in their local communities and in need of alternative options. With this in mind, she began traveling the US to see short-term and long-term residential, outdoor experiential and therapeutic boarding settings. The result of these program site visits and research was two-fold.

First, in 2005, Heather became a Consultant with Great Lakes Educational Consulting, LLC while simultaneously continuing to grow an outpatient private practice in Lake Bluff, Illinois.  Heather is the co-founder and previous co-owner of The Child, Adolescent, and Family Development Center (now The Chicago Integrative Center for Psychology, https://www.chicagointegrative.com). She is also a contributing author to the book “Getting Better at Private Practice.” Royalties of this book support the international health charity, Center for Global Initiatives (CGI).

Second, in 2009, she worked with her private practice business partners, to fill a void in the greater Chicago area mental health, treatment community. The result of those efforts was The Child, Adolescent and Family Development Centers, LLC.  Currently known as The Family Recovery Center’s (FRC), FRC was Chicago’s first, Intensive Outpatient, DBT Adherent programming recognized for excellence by Behavioral Tech, LLC and The Joint Commission. Heather is a co-founder of The Family Recovery Centers in Lake Bluff & Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

When The Recovery Centers expanded in 2010, Heather took a hiatus from full-time consulting and worked as managing partner at FRC from 2010-2014. In 2014, Heather moved to Kansas City, MO to begin a family and returned to work as the Director of Clinical Services for Great Lakes Educational Consulting.

Throughout her career Heather has been committed to volunteer work as well as mentoring other professionals in her areas of expertise.  She previously served as a member and President of LEAD’s Board of Directors (https://www.golead.co).  Through parent education, dynamic youth programs, and engagement with key community stakeholders, LEAD is dedicated to the promotion of healthy family relationships, emotional wellness, and the prevention of other risky behavior by youth.  Heather was a developmental participant in LEAD’s Speak Up Coalition and was the originating service provider for “Text-A-Tip:” Text-a-tip is the only youth-focused mental health crisis text hotline in the country that is available 24/7, fully anonymous, and staffed by licensed mental health counselors.

Currently, Heather serves on the Board of Directors for The Welcome House (https://www.welcomehousekc.org). For nearly 50 years, Welcome House has helped men in Kansas City write new chapters of recovery in their lives. Heather has dedicated time over the course of the past three plus years to assisting Welcome House in the development, implementation and outcomes studies of their evidence-based practices. She is currently aiding The Welcome House’s efforts to extend beyond assisting the men in residence—challenged by addiction—and introduce services to their families and loved ones. Heather is also participating in their efforts to raise funds to provide the men at Welcome House a setting with more dignity.

Heather has been honored with the “Hope Recognition Award” by her peers for professional dedication, commitment and outstanding contributions to the Chicago community in the area of mental health and substance abuse prevention and education (2012).  She has also been recognized for the following: “Excellence in Education” by the Woodbury Foundation; The Starfish Award, by Libertyville High School for making a difference in young people’s lives (2006); and with the “Dedicated Service Award” by Rush Behavioral Health a subsidiary of Rush Medical University for bringing the gift of recovery to adolescents and their parents (2004).

Heather is a daughter, sister, wife and mother of two young children.  She is passionate about practicing KALOS multiple times weekly (www.kalosexperience.com) where she benefits from meditation, movement and breath work. Reading and learning have also been life-long passions of Heathers and many nights, after she puts her children to bed, she can be found absorbed in a novel or self-help book. Heather is intensively trained in DBT and is currently in the process of moving her professional licenses and specialty certifications in substance abuse counseling from Illinois to MO.