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Bio (170 words)

Heather Carlile is known as a futurist and a wizard of human nature. She has been called “a million dollar soul.”

She is a master communicator who began teaching and facilitating for individuals, corporations starting in 1993. Her personal quest for excellence began over 40 years ago.

Heather’s private practice is in Dallas, Texas where she specializes in marriage counseling and mentoring. She is a pioneer with a passion for developing educational curriculum on relationships, personality, communication, virtue, identity and lifestyle for her clients, interns and colleagues. She is the creator of Mentoring a Generation for Happy Homes: Know Self ~ Treasure Life ~ Love Others.

Her unique transpersonal philosophy, which she uses to relieve anxiety, depression, confusion, guilt, anger and grief, is available for practical use in her study guides and videos. She integrates archetypes and positive psychology with cognitive behavioral techniques. Her workshops for her colleagues and the public include stopping self-sabotage, emotional intelligence, parenting and grieving. Heather’s presentations are interactive and fun which made her personality briefs on the Enneagram helpful to the Yellow Ribbon Conferences for the Army. She is the author of 15 study guides and the ReWriting Your Future and the Gift Getaway Retreats for Women mentoring courses.

Originally a Canadian from the Saskatchewan wilderness, Heather’s passions include dinner parties, painting, jazz, the Plano Symphony Orchestra, writing ‘clean’ limericks, Argentine Tango and travel.

 

Bio (145 words)

Heather Carlile, MA, LPC, is a futurist and an expert with people. She is a master communicator…with personality styles, relationships, communication and adjustment to change. She has been called “a wizard of human nature.” Heather developed The Carlile Wellness Theory of Practice, Mentoring a Generation for Happy Homes: Know Self ~ Treasure Life ~ Love Others. She has a 30-year-old private counseling practice in Dallas, Texas and has been a corporate trainer there since 1993. She is a grief recovery facilitator and a couples counselor. She has designed her unique transpersonal philosophy to relieve anxiety, depression, confusion, guilt, anger and grief. Her philosophy integrates archetypes and emotional intelligence with cognitive behavioral techniques.  Heather is the author of Designer Marriage, a course for couples, ReWriting Your Future, a comprehensive mentoring course to “Integrate Personality with Purpose and Mission” and The Gift Getaway Retreats for Women.

A Canadian from the Saskatchewan wilderness, Heather’s passions include dinner parties, painting, jazz, the Plano Symphony Orchestra, writing ‘clean’ limericks, Argentine Tango and travel.

 

Bio (130 words)

Heather Carlile has been called “a wizard of human nature.” She has a 20-year-old private practice in Richardson, Texas. She started corporate training in 1993, develops, teaches CEU classes to her colleagues and instructed Enneagram personality styles (which she places as The Default Archetype) for the Army Yellow Ribbon Conferences. She is a marriage/couples and individual counselor. Heather’s “Carlile Wellness Theory of Practice” is Mentoring a Generation for Happy Homes: Know Self ~ Treasure Life ~ Love Others. It uses her transpersonal philosophy to relieve anxiety, depression, confusion, anger, trauma and grief. Ms. Carlile’s counseling philosophy integrates archetypes and emotional intelligence with cognitive behavioral techniques.  Heather is known as a futurist and a master communicator and is the author of over 15 handbooks and ReWriting Your Future, a 16-module course to “Integrate Personality with Purpose.”

A Canadian from the Saskatchewan wilderness, Heather’s passions include dinner parties, painting, jazz, the Plano Symphony Orchestra, writing ‘clean’ limericks, Argentine Tango and travel.

Brief Bios

Bio (62 words)

As a Marriage Counselor with offices in Dallas, Heather Carlile is a Relationship and Personality Expert. She’s known as a “Wizard of Human Nature” among her professional peers whom she mentors.

Heather is the author of a dozen handbooks including Designer Marriage and ReWriting Your Future, and counsels couples and individuals in-person and via telehealth.

Call Heather at 214-636-5889 or visit HeatherCarlile.com

Bio (50 Words)

Heather is an expert with people…with personalities, relationships and lifestyles. She’s been called “a wizard of human nature.” Her private practice is in Dallas and she’s been a corporate trainer there since 1993. Heather is the author of Designer Marriage, ReWriting Your Future and Gift Getaway Retreats for Women mentoring courses.

Bio (71 Words)

Heather Carlile is a private practice counselor in Dallas, Texas. She is an expert with people…with their personalities, relationships and lifestyles. She’s been called “a wizard of human nature.” Ms. Carlile teaches her colleagues and she’s been a corporate trainer since 1993. Heather is the author of a dozen handbooks for professionals and clients including Designer Marriage, Gift Getaway Retreats for Women, Future Fit Leadership and ReWriting Your Future mentoring courses.

 

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Summary

Heather has been described as “a wizard of human nature,” “a futurist,” “a million-dollar soul.”

Her favorite talks:

-Designer Marriage: Igniting Intimacy and Avoiding Conflict

-One True Type: How to Use the Enneagram  Personality Style

-Keeping Our Teens On Track: What Works Today

-Our Heroes Script Us: How Role Models Harm and Help

-Future Fit Leadership: How to Use Your Archetypes at Work

She is a master teacher, a therapist, an author, a speaker…an expert in relationships and personality.

Experience her on youtube.com/heathercarlile. Currently, her 100+ presentations on Designer Marriage and on Mentoring a Generation: the Building Blocks of a Healthy Lifestyle are available to the pubic.

Heather Carlile began private practice counseling, speaking and facilitating workshops on various topics for individuals and corporations after graduate studies in applied psychology. She also teaches CEU classes for continuing education to her colleagues and is a supervisor of counseling interns.

Ms. Carlile specializes in marriage counseling and mentoring. Her unique transpersonal philosophy, which she uses to relieve anxiety, depression, dropping out, confusion, guilt, anger and grief, integrates archetypes and spirituality with classical psychological techniques. Her work includes seminars on relationships, communication, archetypes, parenting, personality (through the Enneagram), stopping self-sabotage, finding purpose, virtuous character and grief or adaptation to loss and change.

The US Army welcomed Heather as a presenter for the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration conferences in 14 cities. She presents her funny and fun introduction to Enneagram Personality Types using “The Enneagram Song” written for her work by her husband, composer Jack Waldenmaier, who passed away in 2021.

She created and facilitates Designer Marriage: Igniting Intimacy and Avoiding Conflict workshops.

As a professional speaker and corporate trainer she focuses on communication, EQ, Archetypes at Work and change management with interaction, humor, infographics and stories.

Specialties:

Relationships, Marriage, Communication, Personality Styles, Designer Marriage: Igniting Intimacy and Avoiding Conflict, Complicated Bereavement in Children and Teens, College Success, EQ, Character Development, Grief Recovery, Radio Interviews, Study Guides, Mentoring and Keeping Our Teens On Track: What Works Today.

A Canadian from the Saskatchewan wilderness (now at home in Texas), Heather’s passions include dinner parties, painting, photography, writing ‘clean’ limericks, opera, Argentine Tango and travel.

Marriage Counselor, Therapist, Mentor ~ Heather Carlile, MA, LPC-S

September 1993 – Present (over 30 years) Marriage Counselor.
Mental Health Private Practice; LPC Intern Supervisor.
Heather developed The Carlile Wellness Theory of Practice, Mentoring a Generation for Happy Homes: Know Self ~ Treasure Life ~ Love Others. Creator of Curricula such as the ReWriting Your Future Mentoring Program and the Designer Marriage: Igniting Intimacy and Avoiding Conflict Course.

She says, “My Mission is Mentoring…Mentoring a Generation.”

She is currently in private practice as an individual, group, marital and family counselor (since 1994). Cognitive Behavioral treatment including depression, anxiety, grief, role diffusion, life transition, communication, compulsion, relationships and intimacy.

Provider of Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for colleagues: LPCs and LMFTs in the State of Texas via presentations and workshops.

Ms. Carlile was the host of  an Internship Site for University of North Texas Wellness Promotion Bachelors Degree: researched and created the class for “What Really Works Now: Keeping Our Teens On Track.”

Psycho-education including model innovation and curricula construction on: lifestyle building blocks for adults and teens, developmental psychology, archetypes, emotional intelligence, communication skills, three intelligences, gender differences, substance abuse, personality styles using The Enneagram, relationship enhancement and parenting techniques.

Certified Counselor Supervisor by North Texas State University in January 2001.

Licensed Professional Counselor with two-year internship in the private practice of John M. Talmadge, M.D. using cognitive, behavioral and transpersonal methods 1992-1993.

Author: Designer Marriage: Igniting Intimacy and Avoiding Conflict, ReWriting Your Future: Integrating Personality, Passion and Purpose, Grief Recovery Guide, Journaling Guide, The Childhood Hero as Role Model, LifeStyle Design Guide, (these and more unpublished works available to her private clients and online).

 

GENERIC RESUME

Heather Carlile, MA, LPC-S
Speaker, Counselor

Heather Carlile presents training and speaking for communication, quality of life including model innovation and construction on: archetypes,
emotional intelligence, communication skills, three intelligences, gender differences, substance abuse, personality styles using The Enneagram, Archetypes at Work, relationship problems and parenting techniques. Heather developed The Carlile Wellness Theory of Practice, Mentoring a Generation for Happy Homes: Know Self ~ Treasure Life ~ Love Others.

Mental Health Practice
She is in private practice as a counselor with treatment for individual, marital and family issues including depression, anxiety, grief, life transition, communication, compulsion, relationships and intimacy.

Professional Speaking and Retreat Topics (Outlines available)

Success

* Designer Marriage – Deep Friendship and Romantic Bonding (Ignite Intimacy and Avoid Conflict: How to Create and Keep a Great Relationship and Resolve Arguments).

* Future Fit Leadership for Women: learning to use your ten archetypes in all five realms of life: Order, Relationships, Creativity, Change and Action.

* Are You on Fire? or Are You Burning Out? Re-Designing Your Life (Values, Priorities and Stress Management).

* Childhood Role Models – The Paradox of Childhood Myths (Exposing the Gifts and Curses We Carry from Our Childhood Heroes).

* I’d Follow My Bliss If I Knew Where to Find It: The Pursuit of Passion (Values, Vision, Mission).

* The Future is Now — Advanced Goal-Setting (Purpose, Strategy, Obstacles and Motivation).

Psychology

* Emotional Intelligence: Adding Quality to Your Life (Emotional Acuity, Life Balance, Resilience, Interactive Ability, Constructive Discontent, Compassion and Trust Radius).

* Building Noble Character sm with Raja (Mental) Yoga (Spiritual Self Mastery).

* The Enneagram Personality Styles: Your Default Archetype sm (Personality Style).

* The Hats You Wear: Defining the Dimensions of Personality Using Archetypes at Work (Personal Archetypes).

Seminars and Workshops

* ReWriting Your Future sm: Comprehensive Life Re-Design — Integrating Personality with Passion and Purpose. Author and presenter. ReWriting Your Future covering family-of-origin roles, personality style, values clarification, life purpose, self-sabotage, scripting, goal setting, closing with the theory and practices of self-motivation, 1993 to the present.

* Future Fit Leadership: Implementing the Ten Archetypes at Work.

* Gift Getaway Retreats for Women: Personalizing 20 Archetypes every Woman Carries in Five Modules for Empowerment.

* Emotional Intelligence: Putting Quality in Your Life full day training. Includes the EQMap 20-scale measurement instrument and implementation workbook.

* Grief Recovery, 6-week or 12-week series of classes including Ms. Carlile’s workbook.

* 15-week series Using the Enneagram Personality Style Indicator for Psychological Growth and Relationship Enhancement.

Media and Publications

* The Designer Relationship Call-in Talk Show, 8 months, Air America Radio KXWB, Dallas 2006.
* Good Morning America interviewed on how illness affects a marriage. 2006.
* Interviewed and quoted in Dallas Morning News 8/27/05; Classes show how journaling can help.
* Interviewed and quoted on the Oxygen TV channel; Success in Marriage Counseling, August 2001.
* Interviewed by and quoted in Dallas Morning News 6/22/01 in You’re Not Invited: Although weddings are meant to unite family, more couples are leaving parents off the guest list by Karen Rangel.

Trainer

Continuing Education workshops for LPCs and LMFTs. Corporate seminars, contract instructor (clients such as: Anderson Consulting, AT&T, Chase Bank, Ericsson, Inc., GM, IBM, IRS, Johnson & Johnson, Nations Bank, Texas Commerce Bank) on topics such as: Communication, Emotional Intelligence, The Four Flavors of Fear, Diversity Training, Secrets of Successful Thinkers, Dealing with Difficult People, Managing Stress: The Road to Resiliency, Setting Limits and Delegating, Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Change, Overcoming Procrastination, Managing Expectations, Attitudes and Guilt.

Education

  • Archetypes at Work Executive Leadership Development Trainer and Certified Guild Member. Olivier Mythodrama. London, England. 2021-2023.
  • APR ~ Archetypal Preference Report Leadership Development APR Debriefer. Archetypes at Work. London, England. 2021-2022
  • DBT Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification Training. With Katelyn Baxter-Musser, PESI. 2022.
  • Psyche and Cosmos. Stanislav Grof and Richard Tarnes. The Shift Network. 2021.
  • Trauma and Abuse Certification Education from the University of Arlington, TX. 9/1/2016.
  • Rethinking Trauma Webinar Series with Ten National Experts on Treating Trauma: Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Stephen Porges, Pat Ogden, Daniel Siegel, Sebern Fisher, Ruth Lanius, Laurel Parnell, Richard Schwartz and David Grand. NICABM National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine 2014-2015.
  • The Enneagram Institute Certification Training. 2013.
  • Quick REMAP: Mind-Body Emotional Regulation for Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD and Panic Attacks by Steve Reed, LPC, LMSW, LMFT for R. Cassidy Seminars APA. 2013-2014
  • Transformative Ethics – Margaret Pinder and Linda Honker for Transformative Learning Center & New Directions Counseling and Education Dallas, TX 2012.
  • BIPP Batterer Intervention & Prevention Program comprehensive training, The Family Place, Dallas, TX 2009.
  • Family Violence and Your Workplace, Garland, TX 2008.
  • Certification for Practical Parent Education, 59 topics available. Plano, TX 2008.
  • Psych-K Training for trauma recovery with Robert Williams, Breckenridge, CO 2007.
  • The Biology of Belief on Early Childhood Development with Dr. Bruce Lipton, Breckenridge, CO 2007.
  • Ira Progoff’s Intensive Journal Workshop Facilitator Training in Depth Psychology, Seattle, Washington 2005.
  • Discovery Training: Tools for Successful Living, Dallas, Texas; 2004.Training Assistant 2005, 2006.
  • Ira Progoff’s Intensive Journal Workshop, Dallas, Texas 2004.
  • Active Relationships Center, four workshops for Marital and Relationship Enrichment: Active Communication, Active Romance, Active Money Personalities, Active Living to Make Love Last, Dallas, Texas 2004.
  • PREP: Preventative Relationship Enhancement Program for Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling, Dallas, TX 2004.
  • C.D. Honorary Cultural Doctorate in Humane Letters for study guides, curricula and training work awarded by the World University Roundtable, Benson, Arizona 2002.
  • Social Artistry: Becoming a Planetary Person – Multicultural Powers, A nine-weekend exploration of the energy, potency and grace of the peoples of this world: Australian Aborigines, India, Bali, China, Africa, Andalusia and Greece. One Year Mystery School, Dr. Jean Houston with Peggy Nash Rubin 2002.
  • Institute in Counselor Supervision, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas 2001.
  • Spiral Dynamics I: A PsychoSocioPolitical Model, The National Values Center, Dallas, Texas 2000.
  • The Hogan Center for Performance Excellence: Leadership Skills for Executives 1999.
  • The Hogan Center for Performance Excellence: Quality Leadership & Implementation seminar 1998.
  • Juried award for portrait oil panting. Donate
  • Certified for Prepare/Enrich marriage enrichment and pre-marital assessment 1996.
  • Certification as Ethics Trainer from the Josephson Institute and Character Counts! Coalition 1995.
  • Painting oils and watercolors in Ms. Sarah King’s private studio, Garland, Texas 1995-1996.
  • Carlson Learning Company, Certified in Administering Coping & Stress Profile 1995.
  • M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Amberton University, Garland Texas 1993.
  • Group Therapy and Sensitivity Training from East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas 1990.
  • Creative Writing and Drawing classes from Richland College, Dallas, Texas 1989.
  • B.F.A. in Drama from the Acting Conservatory of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1972.

Professional Associations

American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Dallas Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Volunteer Service
Board Member for the Plano Symphony Orchestra 2023 to present.

Volunteer and Benefactor for The Gendercide Awareness Project, Dallas, TX 2012 to present

US Army workshops on the Enneagram in 14 cities for the Yellow Ribbon Conferences and briefed Col. David Rabb’s Combat Stress Control Unit prior to Deployment 2011 to 014

Board Member, Voices of Change: Chamber Music of Modern Composers 2003-2013
Grief Recovery Facilitator, Unity Church, Dallas, Texas 2003, 2004.
Plenary and Workshops for United Nations International Women’s Self Defense Day, 2003.
Critical Incident Debriefing, YWCA Child Suicide, Dallas, Texas 2002.
Disaster Services Facilitator, American Airlines Flight Attendant Debriefing, 9/11/01.
Facilitating The Future is Now! retreats for clients of Hope’s Door, Collin County Battered Women’s Shelter 1998 – 2001.
Instruct pastoral care volunteers elements of grief recovery, Unity Church of Dallas 2000.
Facilitate Raja Yoga: The Spiritual Practice of Virtue, Episcopal Church of Dallas, TX 1999.
Facilitate “The Future is Now” Battered Women’s Retreat, The Soroptimists, Dallas, TX 1997 to 1999.
Psycho-educational presentations on Emotional Intelligence for Nexus Womens Addiction Recovery Center, Inc. 1997, 1998.
Certified for Mental Health Disaster Services by the Red Cross 1997.

For Heather’s Curriculum Vitae, see “About Heather”