Heather Beeson, DMFT

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Email hbeeson@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47018

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Office 111
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA 92350


  • DMFT, Marital and Family Therapy - Loma Linda University, 2019
  • MA, Marriage and Family Therapy - Chapman University, 2017

Areas of Specialization

  • Program evaluation research
  • Program design and development
  • Community mental health
  • Clinical work with sexual and gender minority populations
  • Prevention and early intervention programs
  • Professional mentoring
  • Self-of-the-therapist

Current Research Projects

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), #120001
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Fellow, #184623

Recent Publications and Presentations


Beeson, Heather. (2018, November). Development of a Relationship Education Curriculum for LGBTQIA Couples. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.

Dr. Heather Beeson hiking with her family
Dr. Heather Beeson hiking with her family
Outside of my academic work, you can find me on the trails with my family. I find hiking to be a relaxing activity that gets my mind and body in sync and allows me to connect spiritually with my surroundings. My happy place is outdoors. Rain, snow, or sun, I can't imagine a better way to feel alive, find adventure, explore, and get outside of my comfort zone.