About Me


Heidi Waltos is a Clinical Specialist in psychiatry with over 40 years of experience, both in-patient and out-patient. She currently maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Towson, Maryland.
Heidi has studied and taught extensively in the field of Integrative care, and has co-authored several texts utilized in academic and clinical settings ( The Healing Partnership - A New Model for Healthcare and Handbook for Adolescent In-Patient Psychiatric Treatment Care ). Her latest program, Living AWESOMELY (which addresses the essential elements of mental and physical health) is an accredited course for health practitioners.

Previous Experience

Integrative Mental Health Specialist – 2006-2015 The Retreat , Towson, MD
Healthcare Educator/Author – 2000-2006 Oldenburg University Oldenburg, Germany
Clinical Supervisor – 1999-2000 Franklin Square Hospital Rosedale , MD
Staff Development Educator-1992-1995 Gundry-Glass Hospital, Catonsville, MD
Clinical Specialist- 1990-1992 Sheppard Pratt Hospital , Towson, MD
Director of Nursing - Child and Adolescent Division – 1986-1990 Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Towson, MD


  • Master of Science, Clinical Specialty in Psychiatry, University of Maryland - Baltimore , MD ( Summa Cum Laude)
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing, Towson University - Towson , MD

Community Service

  • Board of Directors - Consonance, USA - Electro-Music Therapy
  • Board of Directors - Heart Light Healing Arts -Integrative health practice
  • Project Clean Stream
  • President of St. Thomas Cooperative Day School (1990-1994)


  • Waltos, David, M.D. and Waltos, Heidi, The Healing Partnership, Oldenburg University Press, Germany, 2002
  • Ghuman, Harinder, M.D. and Sarles, R. M.D., Handbook of Adolescent Inpatient Treatment, New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishing, contributed chapter on Nursing Services

Personal Passions and Interests

  • Learning about the human condition
  • Seeing the world; being inspired and in awe ( completed a 500 mile solo hike in Northern Spain in 2015)
  • The interface of spirituality and science
  • Nature
  • Art- sculpting, photography, drawing

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