Susan Heitler PhD
SUSAN HEITLER PhD is a Denver clinical psychologist and widely-read author.
Educated at Harvard and NYU, Susan Heitler (pronounced Height-ler) offers self-help information for individuals and for couples .
Dr. Heitler also writes for therapists, offering new understandings and treatments for anxiety, anger, depression, narcissism, and relationship challenges.
This web-page provides an overview with links to information about Dr. Heitler’s clinical practice, her 40+ years of books. blogposts, articles, podcasts, videos, webinars, online marriage education program, and more.
Exploring her work hopefully will clarify why Dr. Susan Heitler has earned a national and international reputation as one of America’s leading psychologists.
Dr. Heitler’s Bump Theory offers an integrative model for understanding emotional distress and health.-Fly
Dr. Heitler's Hand Map
Learn the pathways that lead to either emotional distress or well-being.
As you walk down the road of life, from time to time you will hit bumps: !
Bumps are upsetting situations—a tough personal decision, a conflict between you and others, or difficult circumstance such as illness or financial set-backs.
The five possible pathways from the bump will determine how you feel.
Fold on getting what you want and you will feel depressed.
Fight and you will feel angry.
Freeze with regard to addressing the problem and you will remain anxious.
Flee and you risk addiction to bad habits.
Find solutions and well-being will return.
Dr. Heitler’s TEDx Talk on Depression
Dr. Heitler’s additional publications include:
☛ The ground-breaking integrative therapy book From Conflict to Resolution, bringing conflict resolution know-how from the business and legal worlds to the practice of therapy.
☛ The Angry Couple, a master therapist video used worldwide in marriage therapist training programs.
☛ The Power of Two book and workbook, plus an interactive online marriage education program called PowerOfTwoMarriage.com. These resources teach the skills that enable couples to enjoy strong relationships.
☛ The Win-Win Waltz, a video illustrating Power of Two Marriage Skills Workshops and demonstrating win-win conflict resolution.
☛ Prescriptions Without Pills, a book plus free free worksheets and videos on the PrescriptionsWithoutPills.com website offering techniques for relieving depression, anger, anxiety and more.
☛ Continuing education podcasts, webinars and articles for therapy professionals. Dr. Heitler’s treatment techniques enhance therapists’ potency.
☛ Blogposts, including her blog on psychologytoday.com which has received over 13 million reads.
☛ A new way of understanding narcissism—as a disorder of listening.
☛ Six foreign editions of her books.
☛ Lectures and workshops for therapists across the US and in Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Israel, Spain, Turkey, Lebanon and the UAE; and most recently, as the keynote speaker at the first pan-Arab psychology conference.
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Working With Couples in Conflict: Dr. Heitler explains and demonstrates her couples therapy techniques.
Continuing Ed Offerings