Heidi Dudgeon is an artist, illustrator,
business owner, entrepreneur, poet, songwriter, mental health counselor and screenwriter with a BA in cultural anthropology and MA in Counseling with supplementary clinical training in wellness, health psychology, pain management and grief and loss. She has been a gallery-represented painter and a champion of the healing properties of art-making, instructing expressive arts classes for children over the course of her lifetime. Heidi began her career in public relations and marketing for Sesame Street Live/VEE Corporation. Heidi also worked as a freelance entertainment journalist for Splash Magazine, interviewing notable artists such a Victoria McKenzie Childs, Biz Markie and Newfound Glory to name a few. Heidi also freelanced for CKC Public Relations for their Soap Opera Mania account. As an amateur screenwriter, Heidi has been professionally recognized for her comedic writing in many screenwriting competitions and film festivals. Heidi has owned a successful, private, integrative mental health practice since 2013 and has a strong professional interest in using multicultural, expressive, narrative, wellness and integrative approaches to help others heal both individually and universally. In 2012, Heidi edited a manuscript on healing through painful divorce. Mostly, Heidi is determined to help others find hope, joy and wellness.