About  The ArtistHeidi Vermeer-Quist, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist providing professional counseling services as well as a wife, mother, musician and family business consultant. Born and raised in Pella, Iowa, Heidi deeply values the Christian principles that drive her as a third-generation member of the Vermeer family business — Vermeer Corporation. She completed a double major in Psychology and Music Vocal Performance at Calvin College. Psychology and a passion for helping people drove Heidi to pursue and earn her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School.In terms of her music career and experience, Heidi has been a choir director, worship leader and soprano soloist in various churches for over 20 years,  In 2002, she released her first album, "Unto Thee: An Album of Worship".  Please and enjoy and download any of the songs presented on this page which are from "Unto Thee".  If you are interested in purchasing the whole album, please email Heidi directly at gardeningyourlife@gmail.com.  She will ship it to you for $15 (includes shipping & handling).  Heidi continues to enjoy singing and creating music that glorifies God and encourages others to enter into God's loving presence.  In 2008 - 2010, Heidi performed frequently around the Des Moines area, leading worship at women's conferences, singing with the Des Moines Community Orchestra as the Soprano soloist, and performing original and cover music at community festivals and at the Iowa State Fair.  Heidi continues to be very active in music ministry at her church, and once the rigor of business and raising three children settles down, she prayerfully hopes to return to more creative and community endeavors.Also in 2002, Heidi helped to establish the Des Moines Clinic for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services that has grown into a fully staffed outpatient mental health clinic, serving thousands of patients and families annually. As a clinical psychologist, Heidi provides psychological assessment and treatment to people struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, relational conflicts, grief/difficult transitions, and personality disorders.  She has specialized training in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorders, as well as extensive training/experience in Organizational Psychology and Family Business Consulting.With a passion for working with churches and Christian non-for-profit organizations, Heidi’s doctoral dissertation, “Psychology Serving the Church” focused on encouraging emotionally healthy spirituality and empowering church with the best practices of psychology.  The past two decades of training, clinical work and spiritual formation inspired Heidi to develop the "Gardening Your Life" series of books.  Her prayer is that this series would provide churches, counselors and anyone interested with best practice skills of psychology rooted in healthy Christian spirituality.Heidi currently serves on the Christ Life Ministries Board of Directors and is active in leadership at the Meredith Drive Reformed Church.  She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Vermeer Corporation, as well as many other leadership roles within family governance.  Heidi currently does her clinical work out of church space in the Des Moines area.  She enjoys working with clients there and actively engaging in the organizational development of that church community.In 2012, Heidi teamed up with her husband Chad, who serves as a Physician Assistant with an earned MBA, to found Vermeer Quist Consulting. Heidi and Chad now work part time with other family businesses to assess and improve family, business, and ownership processes (www.vqconsult.com).Heidi prioritizes her family life above any of these work commitments. She is thankful for her husband, Chad, and their three children — Xander, Anna and Zoey. As a life-long learner, Heidi continues to discover new lessons everyday, and she is learning how mindfully participate in the joy of each God-given moment.

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