Heidi is a licensed clinical social worker and has provided psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and children for 15 years, including a decade of experience as a school therapist. She has been trained in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) by the developers of the program, Kristin Neff and Chris Germer, and teaches the course as part of USC's mindfulness initiative. She also participated in the inaugural training program for MSC for Teens, Making Friends with Yourself. She is excited to offer this class to teens, who often struggle with self-acceptance. Heidi believes that the earlier in life we can learn to love, appreciate and accept ourselves, the more joy, happiness, and love we can experience.