Pat Ann St. Germain, MA, LPC

Clinic Director | Founder of Healing Hearts Family Counseling Center

Pat Ann St. Germain is the clinic owner and Clinical Director of Healing Hearts Family Counseling Center. Pat Ann manages the clinic, trains staff, and is managing the current expansion of the clinic. She has expertise and extensive training in attachment, adoption, and foster care related issues. She has experience in working with people of all ages stemming from young children to older adults.

The scope of Pat Ann's work and training includes severe neglect, physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, multiple moves, social and emotional developmental delays, sensory issues, separation anxiety and depression.

Pat Ann received attachment-related training through the Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio under Arleta James, author of "Brother and Sisters in Adoption." She continues to receive supervision and train with author and researcher, Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman, through The Center For Family Development.

Pat Ann is a Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist and has trained in Dyadic Developmental Pscyhotherapy under Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman. In addition, Pat Ann has specialized training in sensory processing and regulation, Brainspotting, EMDR, Interactive Metronome®, EEG Neurofeedback and HEG neurofeedback, Integrated Listening Systems® , and Heart Math®. Pat Ann has started training in Stanley Greenspan's DIR/Floortime approach. She was involved in a collaborative effort with The Children's Therapy Netork (CTN) in Madison, WI. Pat Ann has an ongoing partnership with autism specialists for regular training and collaboration.

The Waisman Center in Madison, WI contracts with Pat Ann to provide community outreach training regarding post traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, and adults with attachment issues for adults with disabilities.

Pat Ann was on the Board for the Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children (ATTACh) from 2009-2011. She was a contributing author in "Hope for Healing: A Parent's Guide to Trauma and Attachment", by ATTACh. Pat Ann speaks regionally and nationally regarding issues of attachment and adoption and trauma.


Heather Edge, MSW, LCSW

Child, Adolescent & Family Therapist

Heather has worked extensively with foster youth and families. Her expertise is working with children's issues in the areas of abuse, neglect, trauma, anxiety, grief and loss. She has prior experience as an in-home psychotherapist providing services to at-risk children and families with multiple mental health concerns. Heather works with children and families from a strengths based perspective to help clients produce the change that is desired. She has an eclectic approach which is trauma sensitive and incorporates aspects of family systems, cognitive behavioral, play therapy, and EMDR. Heather has also trained in the STAT™ model for treatment and is currently training under Dr. Arther Becker-Weidman to become Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist. This spring Heather is training in Stanley Greenspan's DIR/Floortime Model for treatment. Heather received her Master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Jeremy Pieper, MS, MFT

Child, Adolescent & Family Therapist

Jeremy has worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 10 years in a variety of settings including in-home treatment, outpatient, day treatment and acute hospitalization. He approaches therapy from a perspective of compassion and respect. In addition, he views each person within the context of the interaction between individual, family, and community. Jeremy has received training in Sensory Integration, Systems Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Interactive Metronome®, and Integrated Listening System®, and Brainspotting. He has trained with Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman too in pursuit of becoming a Certified Attachment-Focused Therapist and continues to pursue further training opportunities. Jeremy graduated with his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College.


Leah Thompson, BA, COTA

Neurofeedback Provider

Leah has worked 15 years with children, families and professionals in the Madison area. Past work experiences include working as an in-home autism therapist. Her emphasis while working as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant was on sensory integration and regulation. She has worked with birth to three, Head Start, and consulted with preschool programs in the area on classroom regulation. In 2001 she became certified as an Interactive Metronome® practitioner and in 2003 she was trained by EEG Spectrum to provide Neurofeedback as a therapeutic approach to regulation. Leah has received training in the STAT™ model for treatment, Group Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, DIR Floortime, Integrated Listening Systems®, HEG Neurofeedback, and is currently working to be a Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist. She has experience working with all ages and conditions, and uses her knowledge and past experiences to support and treat her families.


Denise Juve, COTA

Interactive Metronome Specialist


Sally Young, Ph.D.

Autism & Communication Specialist

Individual & Family Therapist

Sally has been supporting adults with autism and their families since 1983. In 1990, she founded an expressive arts program for adults with developmental disabilities in California. In 1995, she moved to Madison to attend the University of Wisconsin graduate school and studied with Professor Anne Donnellan. Sally has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Special Education. Sally's work focuses on sensory and movement differences, self-expression, emotions, and quality of life issues. Sally is training with Dr. Arthur Becker-Weidman to become a Certified Attachment-Focused Family Therapist.

Sally's book, "Real People, Regular Lives: Autism, Communication & Quality of Life," portrays 10 adults with autsim. Through case studies, topic chapters, and many quotes from individuals on the spectrum, the book helps understand the ways in which movement differences impact the quality of people's lives.


Amanda Field

Accounts Receivable

Amanda is the billing specialist for Healing Hearts. Her background is in civil eningeering, thus her skills play an important role in the care of the clinic. She maintains the clinic's electronic devices, electronic media, and maintains the billing records. She has been involved and volunteering with Pat Ann since 2008.