Shaya Hecht

Therapist, LCSW

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Shaya Hecht
"Human first, Psychotherapist second"

Shaya Hecht's style

🥇 Empowering 🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 💪 Challenging

Why I chose to be in the helping profession

The common answer one might hear from therapists regarding why they chose to become therapists is “to help people.” While that resonates with me as well, I know as I continue to ask myself this question, the answer continues to become deeper and more nuanced. Sometimes when I think about this question, a memory that comes up is when as a teenager I was walking with a group of people, and we witnessed an adolescent engaging in inappropriate activity. The people who were with me reacted by saying, “Oy. His poor parents,” and I remember my reaction being, “But what about the kid? What kind of pain is driving this kid to do this?” The reaction of those I was with bothered me for a long time, and I remember silently committing to discover how to understand human behavior and to help people who are struggling. I don’t know where that instinct came from, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the desire to help and service people was influenced by my grandparents who each dedicated their lives to servicing and helping others.

My approach

I am told that I have a unique balance as a therapist of being soft, warm, and compassionate and also confident, genuine, and strong.I am a dynamic psychotherapist who works through an attachment lens with a strong focus on building a powerful, intimate, and safe connection with my clients. I am trained in multiple modalities including psychodynamic, cbt, TF-cbt, ERP, and IFS, and I customize treatment for what works best for the individual client. Perhaps most importantly though, I am human first, and a psychotherapist second.

What you can expect from our sessions

I am passionate about helping my clients to reduce shame and embrace their humanity so that they can thrive and live a wholesome life. I recognize that obtaining help can be difficult, especially for those who have suffered from relationship trauma because good therapy requires developing a relationship with a therapist which can feel unsafe or threatening. I am keenly aware of that, and I use utmost sensitivity to foster a safe and secure attachment with my clients which is an essential foundation for healing.

My experience working with the Jewish community

Before I became a therapist, I was involved in Jewish outreach for many years. For the last decade I have been privileged to work with Jews from a wide variety of backgrounds.


  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based


  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Codependency
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • OCD
  • Oppositional defiance disorder
  • Parenting
  • PTSD
  • Relationships
  • Trauma

Languages spoken


People I work with

Adolescents Adults

Personal religious affiliations


Jewish community experience


1580 East 18th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • In-Person Sessions

10 years in practice


Licensed Clinical Social Worker by New York 2016. License number 085009


Masters of Social Work by Long Island University 2013


Deans Scholar Award Clinical Excellence , by Long Island University, 2013,


SIFI (Supervisor of social work students) by Long Island University 2020

Average costs per session


Payment Methods

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