Amy Heard, PhD

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 Clinical Psychologist
 Integrating Mind and Body for a Healthy Life
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Gottman Style Couple Therapy
Sex Therapy
Mindfulness / Relaxation

Specialty Areas
Coping with Medical Illness  
Sexual Dysfunction
Painful Intercourse /
         Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Couple and Relationship Issues
Adjustment to Life Transitions
Grief / Loss
Stress Management
Pain Management


2002 - Present   Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Virginia 2006-Present), Washington state (2002-2006)
2012 - Present   Current President, Northern Virginia Clinical Psychologists (NVCP)
2008-2012         Independent Practice within Novamed Associates, a local Primary Care Clinic         
2000-2006        University of Washington Medical Center, Reproductive and Sexual Medicine Clinic
                                 Associate Director (2004-06), Clinical Faculty (2002-06), Postdoctoral Fellow (2000-02)
1999-2000         Pre-doctoral Internship in Health Psychology at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Ctr  
2000                   PhD in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University
1997-1999          Pre-doctoral training Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital 

HD Psychology Associates   243 Church St NW, Suite 100B, Vienna, VA 

Contact me at  703-349-0737
Growth and Healing take place when individuals, couples and families learn more about themselves and find a way to do what matters most to them, even in hard times.

It is my goal to provide a place where this process can thrive, informed by science and experience.  I seek to do this by providing specific tools and techniques for coping with difficult feelings, gaining a different perspective on negative thought patterns, and staying present enough to make intentional choices when faced with life's challenges.