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Choosing a therapist carefully is extremely important…

… so I’ve addressed issues you may want to consider. If you seek enduring personal transformation rather than temporary symptom relief, I recommend psychoanalytic therapy as the most potent and helpful therapeutic change agent available to you. Call (949) 683-1201 for an initial consultation.

Specialties: In addition to her general practice Dr. Heller specializes in creativity; adolescent and young adult concerns; depression and anxiety; resolution of childhood trauma; phase of life and human development issues and chronic illness/pain. She treats adolescents, young adults and adults; individuals and couples. LGBT comunity welcome. Dr. Heller also specializes in training therapists who seek to deepen the dimensions and quality of their work.

Education: A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Pepperdine University and Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, Dr. Heller is a member of the Newport Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, where she is also a faculty instructor.

Professional consultation: Dr. Heller offers group or individual consultation to interns, students and licensed therapists seeking to deepen the nature of their clinical work. She is also a writing/editorial consultant.

Publications: Dr. Heller also publishes an informative weblog archiving and reproducing columns formerly published in the Orange County Register and The Therapist Magazine. Columns explore psychological issues from a psychoanalytic perspective:

For specialty care, when individual and family problems are serious, unremitting or chronic, our treatment model may offer the very help you need. Click here to visit the website of my Colleague and Associate, Dr. Glenn Mowbray, to learn more about our work.

Take a look at a recent Inside Out Journal column entitled:

The Shape of Fear: on psychic voids and perilous black holes

Abstract: The capacity to use words and language as symbols of communication is a developmental achievement borne of the elegant and mutually regulating mother-infant dyad.

This paper examines what occurs when emotional catastrophe compromises this sensitive process, and speech and words come to be used instead to defend against annihilation anxiety, dread and psychic "black holes" associated with primitive mental states.

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