Heather Hecht, PsyD
Dr. Heather Hecht is dedicated to providing you with high-quality care.
Dr. Hecht provides a collaborative, accepting atmosphere designed to promote healing, personal growth, and wellness. She brings expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Treatment, as well as Family Systems Therapy in her approach to care.
She brings an integrated, evidence based approach to the treatment of a range of concerns, including:
- anxiety-related disorders
- PTSD and trauma related issues
- disordered eating (including bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating disorder)
- professional stressors
- self-esteem issues
- difficulty with confidence
- difficulty in navigating romantic relationships
- boundary setting
- interpersonal conflict
- improvement in communication patterns
Dr. Hecht can see you individually, as a couple, with your family, and in a group format, depending on your treatment needs.
Couples Counseling and Relationship Issues:
Treating you and your partner is an area of special interest for Dr. Hecht. As a certified Gottman Couples therapist, Dr. Hecht works to assist couples in rebuilding trust, regaining friendship, and increasing intimacy in a non-judgmental environment. Dr. Hecht also uses techniques from Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, with a focus on increasing and restoring a deeper connection between you and your partner.
Dr. Hecht also specializes in helping single people who are having difficulty navigating romantic relationships. Dr. Hecht works to identify the deeper dynamics that may be blocking you from finding and sustaining love. Dr. Hecht understands the importance of your relationships, and works to provide a safe space for healing.
Eating Disorder Treatment:
Dr. Hecht is trained in the treatment of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Dr. Hecht helps you to understand the reasons you may have developed addictive eating patterns, and works to help you break free from obsessive thinking related to food and body. Dr. Hecht understands your desire to reconnect to your natural state of well-being and to feel free around food.
Dr. Hecht also leads a weekly group for the treatment of eating disorders. Contact her today to learn more about whether the group would be a good fit for you.
Treatment of Children:
Dr. Hecht is trained in the treatment of children. Dr. Hecht offers treatment for issues such as childhood depression, anxiety, and OCD, and can also assist children through difficulties like bullying and divorce. Dr. Hecht is trained in Trauma-Focused CBT for the treatment of traumatized children, and offers Play Therapy of all kinds. Dr. Hecht understands the importance of your child’s healthy development, and works closely with parents to bring your child to her natural state of wellness.
Get help today
Dr. Hecht is committed to assisting you in regaining your well-being, reconnecting with yourself and to others, and overcoming emotional obstacles. She is currently taking appointments and is available both evenings and weekends at our office conveniently located next to the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Click here to connect with Dr. Hecht.