Hello! If you’re reading this page, it’s most likely because you are considering therapy for yourself or someone you love. I’d like to share a little bit about myself in hopes of giving you an idea of what to expect from me as a therapist and person.
My name is Amy Hesler, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working as a therapist with individuals, couples and families since 2008. I love my job, and consider it a gift in my life to be able to do what I do. I get to walk alongside my clients, creating a safe environment and relationship within which change and growth happens. This is rewarding work! I’m passionate about building upon the strengths of my clients, and using an eclectic mix of tools and approaches to help my clients to move toward healing and balance in their lives.
As a Marriage and Family therapist, I see people as interconnected, a part of their family system and other systems within their lives, and I believe that most human behavior makes sense when you understand the greater system. And to create lasting change, we have to get down to the deeper level to change the system, otherwise the same old issues resurface over time. In addition to a family systems approach, I’m also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and have Advanced Training in Problem Sexual Behavior (ATPSB). I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when appropriate, and will utilize various other insight oriented or experiential methods to help clients to move toward that goal of healing and balance.
Balance and flexibility are a critical part of how I approach therapy and life in general. I want to be open minded and willing to learn, while also knowing when to stand and be firm. I am empathetic and understanding, and also able to challenge and push when needed. At times humor and play are exactly what’s needed, but other times they can be ways to deflect and avoid. It’s my goal to assess what is most needed from me as a therapist to help each individual, couple, and family meet their goals.
I hope that gives you a better idea of what to expect from me as your therapist. I look forward to meeting you!