My Approach to Therapy

I provide individual and couples psychotherapy and diagnostic assessment services to a diverse patient population. Trained as a clinical psychologist, I assist people who are facing significant life transitions and changes, have experienced trauma or loss, or are dealing with psychiatric illnesses, such as depression and anxiety.

Individual therapy, Couples therapyWhat is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a collaborative partnership between a psychologist and a patient (or patients). People often consider psychotherapy when they feel an overwhelming and prolonged sense of sadness and helplessness, when emotional difficulties make it hard for them to function effectively at school, work or home, when their behaviors are harmful to themselves or to others, or when they are troubled by emotional difficulties facing family members or close friends.

Can Psychotherapy Help You?

Research suggests that psychotherapy effectively decreases patients’ depression and anxiety and related symptoms, such as pain, fatigue and nausea. Psychotherapy has also been found to increase survival time for heart surgery and cancer patients, and it can have a positive effect on the body’s immune system. Not surprisingly, research increasingly supports the idea that emotional health and physical health are very closely linked and that psychotherapy can improve a person’s overall health status.

There is convincing evidence that most people who have at least several sessions of psychotherapy are far better off than untreated individuals with emotional difficulties. One major study showed that 50 percent of patients noticeably improved after eight sessions while 75 percent of individuals in therapy improved by the end of six months.

Specialty Populations

Though I work with a very diverse patient population, a portion of my practice is dedicated to the specialty population of working with physicians, psychologists, nurses, other healthcare professionals as well as attorneys, architects and other executive professionals.

Please contact me to schedule an initial consultation so we can start to improve how you manage your emotions and your interactions with those around you.

  • Where to Begin

    If you are interested and ready to learn more about yourself, your relationships and how to feel and function better, please contact me to schedule an initial consultation appointment.
  • Insurance & Fees

    For more information about my fees and how you might be able to use your health insurance and/or flexible spending account (FSA), please visit the Insurance and Fees page.

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.