Therapy works.

May 29, 2013

There have been many studies that have demonstrated the positive effects of psychotherapy.  A new study was just published in PLoS Medicine that looked at seven different types of psychotherapeutic intervention.  The study essentially showed that there was no significant difference between the different types of psychotherapy, but that all approaches seemed to benefit depressed patients, particularly those with mild to moderate depression.  Health Day summarized the article saying, “Various forms of “talk therapy” can help people with depression, but no single type stands out as better than the rest, according to a new analysis.  Experts said the results confirm what is generally thought: Psychotherapy can help lift depression, and there is no one form that is best for everyone.  Instead, a person’s therapy choice may come down to the nature of the depression, and practical matters — like finding a therapist you’re comfortable with, and being able to pay.”

Aggressive behavior and job loss

May 21, 2013

The ApA put out a brief about a study published in Comprehensive Psychiatry which noted correlations between aggressive behavior and being fired from jobs.  The brief nicely noted that people who self-describe as frequently engaging in aggressive behaviors (disruptive behaviors) are fired more often than their non-aggressive peers.  However I didn’t like that the next paragraph mentioned intermittent explosive disorder, as this is a relatively rare disorder and in all my years of working with disruptive professionals (and workplace violence risk assessment), I have seen only a handful of cases of intermittent explosive disorder.

Grown up childhood bullies

May 21, 2013

It has long been understood that bullies typically have been bullied themselves.  A few months ago I came across an interesting write up about the correlation between bullying behavior (and victimization from such behavior) and psychiatric illness.  In a study published in JAMA Psychiatry “researchers have found that elevated risk of psychiatric trouble extends into adulthood, sometimes even a decade after the intimidation has ended.”  This is likely directly relevant for many disruptive professionals.

Individual Therapy & Counseling

Through individual psychotherapy, I can help you improve your relationships with others in your life, stabilize your moods and cope with anxieties and worries.

Couples & Marital Therapy

If you and your partner are struggling to communicate with each other, having problems with romance and intimacy or even dealing with an affair, by engaging in couples therapy I can help the two of you refocus yourselves back onto improving your relationship.

Why Dr. Heitt?

I bring decades of experience working in a variety of settings and with a variety of people to my clinical practice. In addition to doing therapy with couples and individuals, I specialize in helping people like you deal with work-related problems.