Dr. Andrew J. Heritch, M.D.
Dr. Heritch is one of the founders of Heartland Behavioral Health (HBH). His treatment philosophy begins with accurate diagnosis, primarily through the clinical history. Once a diagnosis is determined, Dr. Heritch develops a treatment plan tailored to each individual patient’s needs. He specializes in prescribing medication but he does not ignore psychological and social aspects of mental health which strongly contribute to a clients’ overall sense of well-being. He works closely with Heartland’s counselors to address all the clients’ needs. By tailoring medication to the individual needs to the patient, he maximizes benefits and minimizes side-effects. He also discusses other aspects of treatment such as the cost and benefits of brand name versus generic medication.
Dr. Heritch received his medical degree in 1987 from
Dr. Heritch currently resides in the Peoria area with his wife of 22 years and two boys. His wife gave up her job as an attorney to home school their children and loves every minute of it. She too is very involved in community life (ie: attachment parenting groups).Specializes In:
- Treatment Plan Development
Connie Cambron-Talbott, LCSW
Connie Cambron- Talbott, LCSW, graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree Social Work. With training in both psychology and social work, Connie can utilize a comprehensive treatment approach to counseling. Connie’s treatment includes (but is not limited to): Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Relational, Reality Treatment, CBT, Solution Focused, and Evidenced Based Treatment. Connie consults with Dr. Heritch, (for psychiatry) and other medical doctors’ regarding medications, if any, for my clients. While not everyone requires medications, for those who do, a combined treatment approach of medication and psychotherapy has been shown to result in the highest rate of successful treatment. Connie uses treatments that best suite the individual.
Connie has worked in a variety of treatment settings from Community, University, and now Private Practice. Throughout the changes in Connie’s clinical settings, she has maintained one belief herself; she will continue to listen closely to her clients and continually address all of their needs as their therapy progresses.
Connie regularly participates in continuing education. Connie began her clinical practicing in 1978 and she has been practicing for over 35 yrs. She says, “It’s hard to believe it’s gone by so quickly.”
Connie is married to a wonderful husband and they resided in the
- Relational Issues
- Reality Treatment
- Solution Focused
Evidenced Based Treatment
Carla Morris, MA, LCPC
I have been a professional in the field of counseling for more than 30 years. When I began my undergraduate degree, my field of study was Elementary Education. However, as I began to student teach, I realized I was drawn to children who needed a little extra help. I was able to get to know the families, and found that my true calling was working with those families to help remove the obstacles standing in their way, so they may function at their best and provide the nurturance and structure that their children needed. One of the quotes that has meant a great deal to me is, "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots, the other is wings." So I completed my undergraduate work and went on to get my Master's degree in Human Development Counseling.
I consider it an honor to work with families and be trusted with some of their most personal of thoughts and feelings. I have worked in many modalities including inpatient settings within a hospital or residential program, in outpatient settings and within the child welfare system. I have worked with both adults and children in resolving grief and loss, adjusting to divorce or other life changes, managing depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, or autism. I have also worked with children who have been abused, neglected or suffered trauma and/or attachment difficulties and with children with disabilities.
We are all human beings who experience joys and sorrows, as well as successes and failures. We all have a unique background, a story to be told, a path in life, and strengths and limitations with which to work. And we all require a hand from time to time. I am both proud and grateful to have been given the opportunity and training to be able to help with social, emotional and psychological issues that get in the way of a person or family functioning at their best.
- Infant and Toddler Mental Health
- Bonding and Attachment
- Neglect, Abuse and Trauma
- Grief and Loss
- Divorce Adjustment
- Anxiety and Depression
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Family Systems
- Marital Discord
Karen Thurman, LCSW