Amy Hecht, PhD
About Amy Hecht
Anais Nin said, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom. " Psychotherapy is sometimes the most effective way to begin to blossom. The slow and comfortable establishment of mutual trust will come first as we work to fully understand your unique personality and situation. Together we will explore the the source(s) of pain or struggle in your life and identify practical, workable solutions.
I work with people who are having any type of emotional struggles -- relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, identity and sexual orientation issues, and all of the psychological issues that arise in relation to adoption. I also provide the testing and assessments that are often required in international adoptions.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist with a special clinical concentration in relationships, couples and adoption. I have been in private practice since 2001 during which time I provided psychotherapeutic treatment to hundreds of individuals, couples, families, international and domestic adoptees and adoptive parents.
You and I will work as a team to find the source of what holds you back and weighs you down. I will give you skilled, gentle guidance in changing while providing the support you need as you begin to feel better about yourself and your life. I'm a fairly active therapist...you won't be left talking to a "blank wall".
Dr. Hecht is a member of the American Psychological Association and of the special divisions on Developmental Psychology; Psychology of Women; Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice; Family Psychology; Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity; Race; and Trauma Psychology. She is also a member of The Adoption and Foster Family Coalition, the President of the Nepal Adoptive Families Association and serves on the Board of Directors of Second Nurture.
Dr. Hecht has particular expertise in the area of the psychological needs of adoptees and their families and the psychological impact of institutionalization on international adoptees throughout the lifespan.
SpecialtiesAdoption, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults
Treatment ApproachesAttachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Psychodynamic, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Relational, Trauma Focused
IssuesAdoption, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Codependency, Depression, Divorce, Family Conflict, Grief, Infertility, Infidelity, Marital / Premarital, Parenting, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues