Dr. Heins joined Creative Care’s Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program as Clinical Program Director in 2018. She holds her doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Heins has expertise working with a diverse and high-risk population of adults with chronic and severe mental illness with co-occurring substance use disorders. Dr. Heins is experienced in a range of settings, having trained in community mental health, the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, and the Kaiser Permanente Neurocognitive Late Effects Clinic in Los Angeles. Though she operates from a psychodynamic lens, Dr. Heins has expertise in several evidence-based treatments, including dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, seeking safety, and acceptance and commitment therapy. It is through this integrative approach that Dr. Heins works diligently with clients and their families in providing hope and healing.