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About Heather

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I know all too well how overwhelming and exhausting those early years of parenting can be. When you are experiencing mood or anxiety symptoms during this period, it can just feel like too much.

My goal is to help you reconnect with who you are now that you are a mom by assisting you in developing
mental health and wellness.  By managing your mood and anxiety symptoms, you can get on track to being your best self and...
find your

Heather Herman, NP, perinatal mental health specialist for clients in NC and VA

Nurse Practitioner, Mom of 3, and
Your Recovery Partner

Professional Bio

Heather is a dually certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years experience in healthcare.  In addition, she is certified in Perinatal Mental Health and has training in Brainspotting.

She is passionate about helping patients bridge the gaps in understanding about the interconnectedness of mental and physical health.  Her unique blend of experience and training give her a realistic understanding of how these challenges can present, and need to be treated differently, during the stressors of the motherhood experience.


Heather is the founder of Joy Spring Mental Health.  Her passion for maternal mental health developed in response to her own experiences in the pregnancy and postpartum periods as well as her frustrations with the lack of resources of typical medical care.  Her model is holistic, taking the time of longer appointments to build relationships with her patients so they can partner together for the patient's success.

BSN-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MSN-Duke University

Post-master's PMHNP-Maryville University

(We pull for NCSU at our house)!

"Heather is approachable, relatable, and actually takes the time to listen."

PO Box 1182, West Jefferson, NC  28694

Tel: 123-456-7890

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