Albany Therapists
Angela Barnhurst

Heather Hodel, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Oftentimes getting started with therapy or even reading a therapist’s bio and considering reaching out for help is one of the more difficult aspects of taking care of yourself. I’m glad you’re here! I was born and raised in Oregon and have spent most of my time here in the Willamette Valley. I enjoy spending time with family and friends doing a variety of activities; hiking, camping, kayaking, baking, eating, trivia, crafting, and going to Renaissance Faires. I am LGBTQ+ allied, sex-work allied, and strive for equity and equality. Overall, I believe you know yourself and your being better than anyone else on this planet; sometimes it just takes a little bit of discovery.

Heather's Approach

I offer Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with a mixture of Person-Centered Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) with the goal of empowering each individual to live a full and meaningful life. I strive to be flexible and work with you as an individual person rather than “just another client” who is walking through my door.

More About Heather Hodel


After gaining experience as a drug, alcohol, and mental health counselor in Portland, I relocated back to Corvallis and began working as a mental health counselor in 2020. I have worked with a lot of individuals struggling with life transitions or who feel “stuck” in their everyday life. I have primarily worked with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and adjusting to new circumstances. I have also worked with several individuals with trauma and diagnosed PTSD. I have additional experience with OCD, substance use or abuse, and borderline personality disorder.


I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2017 at Oregon State University and Master of Arts in Applied Psychological Counseling at Pacific University in 2019.

Can I Help You?

I treat patients for:

  • Anxiety, worry, stress, panic
  • Depression, grief, loss, sadness
  • OCD: Obsessive-compulsive thoughts or actions
  • Relationship struggles (couple, family, or parenting)
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
  • BIPOC related issues
 Angela Barnhurst