Heidi Saltzman grew up in Conifer, Colorado. She was inspired to be a therapist by her aunt who was a clinical psychologist. After graduating from Evergreen High School, she attended Cornell University in upstate New York, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Saltzman completed her dissertation on re-victimization, studying the high rate of women who are sexually abused as children and later sexually assaulted as adults. She held an internship at the VA Medical Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, helping Vietnam veterans deal with their trauma reactions in an intensive inpatient setting. Dr. Saltzman then worked for nine years with at-risk children and families in a school setting through a community mental health organization in Colorado. She has been in private practice in Evergreen since 2003. Curriculum Vitae.