Heather Black-Coyne, LMFT, CADC II, Chief Clinical Officer

Heather Black Coyne

Heather most recently served as the Clinical Director of a gender-specific treatment center in Huntington Beach. She is trained in both Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which serve the needs of our patients, many of whom have experienced both complex trauma and substance use disorder.

In addition to the leadership and direction, she will be providing clinically, Heather will be attending local marketing events as a representative of our clinical team and building relationships with our referral partners to support women and families seeking hope and healing. We hope you’ll have the opportunity to meet her in the next few months!

We’re grateful Heather is part of our leadership team as we continue our 45th year of saving the lives of women of all ages, women with children, and pregnant women affected by alcoholism, other addictions, and related issues.

“Joining the New Directions for Women team is a full-circle experience for me. I started working in treatment because I wanted to work with women and children.”

I am passionate about encouraging stories of this sort to be rewritten and supporting the localization of problem stories – not within the individuals but within the communities where those individual stories are created.

Most of all, I am excited to hear the buzz of treatment happening at our residential and outpatient facilities. The sound of laughter, children, and powerful women. I am excited to lead a robust, clinically sound program that offers women and children the opportunity to define their own lives within the context of their hopes and preferences.