• About Me

    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 & identify practical, workable solutions. You & I will work as a team to ensure you have the support you need as you begin to feel better about yourself and your life.

    I am 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’ve provided psychotherapeutic treatment to hundreds of individuals, couples, families, international and domestic adoptees and adoptive parents.

    My specialty areas include relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, identity & sexual orientation issues, & all of the psychological issues that arise in adulthood. I also provide the testing and assessments that are often required in international adoptions. I have particular expertise in the area of the psychological needs of adoptees and their families throughout the lifespan.

    I also work with blended families, alternative families, single parents, polyamorous individuals, couples and groups and folks who are struggling to become who they long to be. I offer individual and couples sessions both in person and online so distance should never be a factor in getting the help you need.

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  • Overview
    Degree: PhD
    Currently Accepting Clients: Yes
    Specialties:
    • Adoption
    • Adult Men
    • Adult Women
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    Approaches to Therapy: Psychodynamic
    Services Offered:
    • Counseling
    • Couples Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Talk Therapy
    Languages: English
    Clinic Setting: Individual Private Practice
    Teletherapy Available: Yes
  • License & Certification
    Licensed by State: Yes
    Category: Psychologists
    State Licensing Board:
    • FL
    • NY
    License #: NYS #014934-1 Florida #PY10042
    License Type: Licensed Psychologist - LP
  • Experience
    Extended Biography :

    Dr. Hecht is a member of the American Psychological Association and of the special divisions on Developmental Psychology; The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity; 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 and Frank Adoption Center. She is a founding member of Professional Ethical Adoption Competency, LLC. She is a retired from the Board of Forever Families Through Adoption.

    Education:

    Ph.D. Gallaudet University Clinical Psychology 2000.

    M.A. Gallaudet University Clinical Psychology 1998.

    Clinical Internship, Pace University Counseling Center.

    2 Year Clinical Externship, Howard University Counseling Center.

    Gender: Woman
  • My Office
    ADA Accessible: Yes
    Near Public Transportation?: No
  • Payment
    Currently Accepting Health Insurance?: Not Accepted
    Low Cost Options: Sliding Scale
  • Crisis Therapy Project
    Pro Bono Sessions Available for:
    • Experiences of Racism
    • First-Responder Traumas