Timothy Heck, PhD, LMFT

Relationship & Couples Counseling
Indianapolis Indiana 46256

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About Dr. Timothy Heck

My passion is to help people in need as effectively as possible. That desire has grown from my own struggle with emotional pain, both anxiety and depression, and the life events that have left me in periods of intense despair. These are the moments that have most shaped my values and my faith. Most of us in the field have a story and mine is one that compels me to be an encourager of others in the midst of emotional, relational and psychological pain. Through over three decades of study in Psychology and Theology, I have come to a deep appreciation of both traditions and disciplines. In the philosophical tradition of Thomas Aquinas, I see no need to divorce faith from reason. Of greater concern to me than the particular symptoms and pathologies an individual, couple or family might present with, is the very nature of who they are as ones created by a grace-giving God.

My clinical practice over the past 30 years has focused heavily on the study and treatment of Married Couples and Mood Disorders, including Adjustment Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, and Anxiety-Related Disorders. Utilizing Object Relations Theory in conjunction with Internal Family Systems Theory and the empirically-based approach of John Gottman, I draw upon both the intrinsic and interpersonal models in my effort to assist clients in achieving a high level of self-awareness and self-leadership, all the while integrating their faith tradition in the most empowering way possible. I hold passionately to the maxim of Michelangelo - “Still, I am learning.” And I find that it is my clients who teach me the most about life, pain, and healing. Therapy is a collaborative endeavor between the client, God, and me...and each one is vital for the desired outcome.

One of the most exciting approaches to working with both individuals and couples in which I am certified is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) using the EAGALA model (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association). By working in an actual arena with horses, couples are able to work out their issues in an experiential context that is both innovative and powerful. This model for therapy draws upon the instinctive capacity of horses to sense and respond to everything that is happening around them. And, like so many other experiential approaches, the results are not only impressive, but the process is much faster. 

Even after 30 years working in this field as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I remain optimistic about this work and how it can make a difference in people's lives and in the support of marriage!

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  • 9961 Crosspoint Blvd
  • City
  • Indianapolis
  • State
  • Indiana
  • Zip Code
  • 46256
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  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists)
  • License Number
  • 35001100A
  • License State
  • IN
  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • LSW - Licensed Social Worker
  • 2nd License Number
  • 33002673A
  • 2nd License State
  • IN
  • Education

  • Graduate School/University
  • Capella University
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • PhD
  • Graduation Year
  • 2006
  • Gender
  • Male
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  • In Office Online

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