Summer Hecht, Therapist in Maryland — Zencare
Summer  Hecht
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Summer Hecht


Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Master of Science in Social Work, MSSW
Maryland Accepting Online

I am currently accepting new clients for evening appointments. Let's connect!

Updated January 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Family issues
  • Women's issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Identity development

Professional statement

Summer Hecht (she/her) is a clinical social worker providing teletherapy in the state of Maryland to individuals, couples+, and families who are invested in creating change. Many of her clients came to Summer with the hope of improving overall life satisfaction and for support with improving their relationships and exploring their identities. Summer is especially passionate about working with two groups of people: parents and young adults. Summer supports parents who are struggling to balance the multitude of identities that come with parenthood, and loves to work with mothers who are feeling burnt out and are trying to find the meaning and peace in motherhood they thought would be immediately apparent but, perhaps, was not. Summer also works with transition-age young adults who need a safe space to explore what movement to the next stage of life will look like for them. Supporting young people with relationships and finding themselves and their paths are particular specialities of Summer's.

Summer's practice is rooted in authenticity. She believes that when a therapeutic relationship is built between two real people (or amongst a group of real people), a unique space is created that allows real progress to be made. That authentic space holds vulnerability and trust, and it is this that allows therapy to heal.

Summer's training has included CBT, DBT, the Gottman Method, and trauma processing therapy. Summer has worked with clients of all ages with a variety of mood disorders, phase-of-life concerns, and relationship struggles. Summer is body-positive, sex/kink-positive, and LGBTQIA-aligned.

Message to clients

Hi, there!

I am a modern therapist, bringing the best of traditional therapy approaches into the 2020s. We can work on CBT or DBT skills, discuss your childhood, practice deep breathing, discuss the benefits of self-care, and work on the tangles in your life. While we're doing that, I promise not to ask "and how does that make you feel?" a million times or psychoanalyze every little thing you share. I promise to always make you feel like I like you more when you sign off our sessions than I did when you logged on. I promise to always be authentic and real with you, and to never make you feel awkward for trying to make a real connection with me. I promise that we are in this together, and that my role in your life is to create space for whatever you need to put there. I promise that whatever it is that you're feeling or going through is a valid human experience, and I want to be there for you while you get through it.

I am a fully virtual therapist, meaning that all of our work together will be done from the comfort of your home/car/job/wherever you happen to be, with no commute time. Sometimes, it is challenging to make the time to take care of ourselves, and my hope is that by eliminating some of the time requirement, therapy will feel more accessible.

I can't wait to meet you.


Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support; supporting new parents as they transition into parenthood

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Summer Hecht is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $155 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Initial Individual Session: $225 (60min)
  • Initial Couples/Family Session: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 5pm-9pm
  • Thu 5pm-9pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Summer Hecht, LCSW-C, Owner and Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Adventist Behavioral Health, Clinical Director-Ridge School, 2021 - Present
Collaborative Counseling Center, Psychotherapist, 2018 - 2021
Baltimore Washington Counseling Center, Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist, 2015 - 2018
Sheppard Pratt Health System, Psychiatric Hospital Social Worker, 2014 - 2016
Providence House, Inc., Crisis Nursery Manager, 2012 - 2014

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Adolescent Psychology Certificate, 2014
Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, MSSA, 2012
Case Western Reserve University, B.A. Psychology, 2011


Maryland: 20514