Mary Beth Heller, Ph.D., LCP

In by Mary Beth Heller

My practice centers around a belief in the collaborative nature of psychotherapy, in which my patients and I work together to develop goals and determine appropriate treatment options.  I work from an integrationist model, recognizing that a “one size fits all” approach minimizes the patient’s right to self-determination. My training and experience in cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems models allows for a flexible course of therapy, whether it be short-term parenting consultation, short-term treatment for a specific phobia, or longer, more in-depth insight-oriented work.  In addition to psychotherapy, I specialize in psychological and psychoeducational assessment across the age span. In this capacity I often rely upon the experience gained in my earlier career as a school psychologist to understand the needs and challenges of learners, from the early school years to the post-graduate level. Having worked for many years in the public school system provides me the insight and understanding to promote collaboration between my patients, their parents, and their schools, so that we can work together to best support struggling learners. My practice is located on the campus of a large urban university, in an outpatient training clinic where I serve as Director and Clinical Supervisor.