Dr. Heather Flores
Dr. Heather Flores founded 805 Counseling and Consulting in the aftermath of various personal adversities and losses, making her highly empathetic to the plight of others. Taking the pain of the past, she decided to build a truly firm and secure legacy for her children and her family, one built in unbiased love, grace, and mercy. Her motto is one of unconditional love and acceptance for whomever walks through her doors. Jesus did not come to heal the healthy, but the sick. He said in Mark 2:17 "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners," and if that includes anyone, it includes everyone. No matter what you've done, where you've been, or who the world calls you, God calls you loved. Chosen. Forgiven. Accepted. Yes....YOU.
Dr. Flores is an Ordained Minister and holds a Doctor of Divinity (D.Div) from Summit Bible College, a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles, and has completed various extracurricular trainings that include certificate work in dream analysis and existentialism at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Flores' professional career has consisted of extensive training, both biblically and psychoanalytically. She has treated a vast and diverse population of individuals struggling with mental, emotional, and spiritual distress. Specific populations of clinical proficiency include children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), acutely psychotic adult men and women, impoverished individuals in a community mental health setting, adults diagnosed with HIV, adolescents and adults battling addiction, and those diagnosed with neurocognitive disorders. She worked briefly on Maui in the school districts and returned to the mainland to push boundaries in forensics. Specifically, she performed competency evaluations for courts in Bakersfield, California in cases of adult males deemed incompetent to stand trial. From there, Dr. Flores began treating men and women convicted of sexual offenses before transitioning to West Texas where she worked in the federal prison system. Eventually, however, she made her way back home to California to embrace her roots in pastoral counseling, life coaching, and consulting where she created 805 Counseling and Consulting. In this practice, she offers not only pastoral mental health counseling and life coaching, but also contracting and consulting for businesses seeking to improve staff retention.
In her spare time, Dr. Flores enjoys reading, trying new foods, writing/blogging, exercising, and spending time with family. She is consultant and counselor to many, but uses any down time to spend it with her husband and family.
Dr. Flores no longer holds an active registration to practice psychotherapy in California, and makes no claims to provide such treatment. She provides life coaching and faith-based, pastoral counseling only and utilizes a biblical counseling model for all mental, emotional, and spiritual matters. Since the practice's inception, Dr. Flores has also become an ordained minister through Universal Life Church, thereby qualifying her to all rights and privileges to perform all duties of the ministry.