Training and Experience
Dr. Heather Henig earned her Bachelors (BS) degree in Biology from George Mason University, and her Masters (MS) degree in Anatomy and Medical Degree (MD) from Virginia Commonwealth University (2003). She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University (2007) and her Child and Adolescent Fellowship at the University of Virginia (2009). She is board certified in Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Henig is a native Virginian and, after practicing psychiatry for 5 years in Alabama, returned to Virginia to be closer to her family.
Dr. Henig has over 10 years of experience treating children (ages 4+), adolescents, and young adults (under 35). She treats a variety of concerns including ADHD, depressed mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, and psychosis. If you see a therapist at WellSpring, Dr. Henig will work closely with that individual (if you provide consent) to coordinate your treatment and monitor progress. You do not need to be in therapy in order to see Dr. Henig, and may be in therapy with someone outside of WellSpring. Dr. Henig is happy to coordinate care with other community providers as well.
"I firmly believe that the rapport between the physician and the patient is essential to providing effective care, and I always strive to maintain an open and transparent relationship. I am experienced in treating children, ages four and above, as well as teens and adults. My goal is to fully understand an individual's experience by evaluating the details in order to understand the big picture.
I make my recommendations after carefully evaluating the whole situation, in order to assess the best course of treatment to help the patient manage their symptoms.”
~ Heather K. Henig M.D.