Susan Heitler Ph.D.

Denver clinical psychologist Susan Heitler, Ph.D., a graduate of Harvard with a doctorate from NYU, has authored multiple self-help books, plus books for therapists on treatment techniques. Starting in her book for therapists called From Conflict to Resolution, Dr. Heitler explains how to handle life's bumps—the conflicts, difficult interactions, negative feelings, traumas, and tough decisions—in ways that sustain a sense of well-being.

Dr. Heitler's Power of Two series teaches collaborative communication, anger management, and conflict resolution skills. These resources include a book, a workbook, a manual for leading marriage education workshops, and an interactive website for online-learners. 

In her most recent book, PRESCRIPTIONS WITHOUT PILLS For Relief from Depression, Anger, Anxiety and More, Dr. Heitler offers the same warm, kindly and effective guidance that has endeared her to her therapy clients. The book's free companion website at offers worksheets and videos, designed to be useful both with and without the book.  

Dr. Heitler's TEDx talk, watched already by over half a million viewers, illustrates a technique from Prescriptions Without PIlls that can relieve depressed feelings.

If you have enjoyed Dr. Heitler's Psychology Today blog posts, you're in good company. Her articles have received over 14 million clicks. 

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Resolution, Not Conflict

Pathways lead to forks in the road.

Life similarly brings choice-points where we feel caught between wants and shoulds or frustrated when a loved one wants one thing and we want another.

Do your choice-points tend to mire you in inner conflict? In tensions and arguments with loved ones?  Strong skills for creating win-win solutions sustain personal well-being and harmonious relationships.

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