Cleft & Craniofacial Team at St. Mary's


Heather Bender, PhD, LCP

clinical psychology

Dr. Bender received her B.A. in Psychology from Haverford College and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Bender completed her clinical internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she received training in both pediatric medical psychology and family therapy. After relocating to Richmond, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children. She is a member of the American Psychological Association. Her specialty areas include family and marital relationships, coping with medical illnesses, mood disorders, stress management, bereavement, and parenting issues.