HEATHER HOYT, PHD

Dr. Heather Hoyt is a licensed psychologist, with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.  She has numerous years of experience and training which enables her to work directly with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups.  

She provides a safe, supportive, judgment-free environment which promotes understanding, healing, and change.  Her belief is that the relationship between client and therapist is the foundation for therapeutic success.  Dr. Hoyt honors the unique nature of every case and customizes treatment techniques to fit each specific individual’s needs.  She enjoys collaborating with clients to identify and meet their personal treatment goals through creating a therapeutic alliance.  Using evidenced based practice, she strives to help clients with easing their suffering and improving their overall lives.  Her treatment experience ranges from helping clients deal with severe mental health issues to working with people who seek to improve their everyday lives.  

Dr. Hoyt earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California.  Her graduate degrees include an emphasis in Depth Psychology.  She completed her clinical training in the Chicago area at Allendale Association’s Bradley Counseling Center, where she gained extensive clinical experience working with a variety of people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences.    

Treatment Offered:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Children ages 6+
  • Children under age 6, treated in Family Therapy
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

Focus of Treatment including but not limited to:

  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Behavior Management    
  • Building Self Confidence
  • Relationship Improvement

Treatment and Parent Training for Parents of Children Diagnosed with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder    
  • Intellectual Disability
  • ADHD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder

Couples:

  • Improve Communication
  • Increase Understanding
  • Manage Conflict
  • Improve and Increase Intimacy
  • Deepen Connection
  • Understand and Manage Different Relationship Phases

Families:

  • Improve Cooperation
  • Increase and Improve Communication
  • Increase Understanding of Family System Functioning
  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Blended Families
  • Bereavement        

Assessment:

  • Diagnostic    
  • Personality
  • Intelligence
  • Adaptive Functioning