National Register Health Service Provider #55991
ASPPB AUTHORITY TO PRACTICE INTERJURISDICTIONAL TELEPSYCHOLOGY (APIT)/E PASSPORT MOBILITY # 4622
North Carolina #PP5378
New York #014934-1
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.
The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact, or PSYPACT, allows me to see clients outside of North Carolina via telepsychology. An updated map of states that are included in this agreement can be found at psypact.org/page/psypactmap. Currently, PSYPACT includes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia (DC), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Please contact me at DrAmyHecht@gmail.com if you are interested in doing telepsychology and reside in an eligible state other than North Carolina. We will schedule a time to talk to see if this option is suitable for what you are hoping to address in therapy. If, for some reason, we decide not to pursue telepsychology together, I will work with you to identify local or other resources you can access.
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 retired from the Board of Forever Families Through Adoption.
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.