Stephanie A. Heck, PhD, Psychologist in Philadelphia
In life, it's easy to stay on autopilot. While there are times when being on autopilot works for us, there are other times when it doesn't. Through years of studying and practicing psychotherapy, I have become highly skilled at helping my patients to stop living on autopilot, and, instead, to start making CHOICES. Psychotherapy is a process of getting incrementally more honest with yourself. As therapy unfolds and you begin to know yourself more deeply, you can start to examine whether you are living the life you want, and if not, how you want it to change.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by psychodynamic and attachment theories (which means I believe your past experiences, especially with your parents, strongly influence who you are today). I also believe that psychological symptoms reflect what a person has already been through and survived. (Our symptoms tell us something about ourselves.)
I make monthly radio guest appearances as a local expert psychologist on GTown Radio's "Morning Feed." Check my website ( for some recent episodes! Also feel free to read my blog ( and to like my Facebook page (
Call or Email Stephanie A. Heck for a free phone consultation now - (215) 991-5848


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Pennsylvania State University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: PS016059 Pennsylvania


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa


  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenthood/Transition to Parenthood
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017
Stephanie A. Heck, PhD, Psychologist in Philadelphia

Stephanie A. Heck

Psychologist, PhD