Sonja Wasden has traveled the country speaking with Fortune 500 companies, government officials, advocacy groups, and media outlets about the importance of mental health. Along with Rachael, Sonja has been interviewed over 50 times on local and national news sharing her story with millions of people.
Rachael Siddoway is an author, keynote speaker, and mental health advocate. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Art Education. She started writing novels at the age of twelve and hasn’t stopped drafting new book ideas since. A lover of cats and poetry, she lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband Brett.
Heidi Hart is a licensed clinical social worker with an MBA. She worked in the finance field before staying home to raise her 3 children. Heidi decided to go into social work as a result of several life-changing experiences and has been working in clinical and community mental health for the last 15+ years. Heidi has been at JFS as a mental health clinician working with adults and older adults for the last 3 years, and also interned at JFS many years ago while in grad school.
Her therapeutic work has included treating clients with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, chronic psychiatric illness, trauma, bereavement, and eating disorders, among others. She is certified in EMDR therapy and relies heavily on EMDR, DBT, and CBT interventions when treating clients.
In addition to her job at JFS, Heidi works as a crisis worker in the Emergency Room at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Connecticut.