Heather Pyle, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Psychoanalyst

My services include individual psychotherapy for adults, marital/couples therapy, and professional consultation.   I have experience working with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions,  trauma and abuse, and compulsive behavior.  Areas of specialized experience or focus include relationship difficulties, treatment of Adult Onset Trauma (often called "PTSD"), "self-esteem" or  issues involving personal identity, and treatment of emotional issues in Gifted Adults.

Additionally,  I use my past experience in executive management to enhance my clinical work with issues involving career stress, professional development, and job transitions.  

Dr. Pyle has a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) and a Masters degree (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology. 

Additionally, she obtained post-graduate certification as an Adult Psychoanalyst from the Tampa Bay 
Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies.

Professional Memberships:

American Psychological Association

Division of Psychoanalysis (39), APA

International Assoc for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology (IAPSP)

Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society 


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Clinical Experience

Clinical experience includes psychotherapy, assessment, and psychological testing with adults, adolescents, children, and couples in both outpatient and inpatient settings.  This background includes work in several community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, medical hospitals, rehabilitation centers, Police and Fire Departments, and the Georgia State Prison system as well as Trauma/Crisis Centers, geriatric facilities, and several court systems.   Dr. Pyle has experience with the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders impacting adults and with diverse populations.  

  • Faculty: Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Faculty: Southeast Florida Institute for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy
  • Training Committee Member, Clinical Supervisor - Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
  • Guest Faculty, Mental Health Diagnosis - University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Guest Faculty, Crisis Intervention and Suicide Assessment - Salisbury University, School of Social Work




Vice President, Adult Services                            Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Sarasota, Florida

Clinical Coordinator                                               Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Sarasota, Florida
Director, Sarasota Mental Health Court              Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Sarasota, Florida
Supervisor, Sexual Assault Program                   Life Crisis Center, Salisbury, Maryland
Supervisor, Victim Advocacy Services               Life Crisis Center, Salisbury, Maryland

Presentations and workshops have included topics of Suicide Assessment and Prevention, Rape Trauma, Domestic Violence Dynamics, Mental Health Court Program Development, Anxiety Disorders, Couples Therapy, and Psychology/Psychoanalytic Training.  Research, papers, and publications have included topics such as socio-cultural factors influencing depression in women, trauma, and psychoanalytic training.

Presentations and Papers

Prior Management and Supervisory Experience

Teaching & Training