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1100 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT, USA
1 Willowbrook Road, Cromwell, CT, USA
Profession: Mental Health Professional
Non-Adversarial Divorce Services: Mediation, Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative Practice Group: CCDG
Andy Hechtman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with children and families in a variety of settings including as a middle-school teacher, curriculum specialist, as an informal educator and as a congregational rabbi. His work is entirely focused on helping kids by helping their parents during and after divorce. His psychotherapy practice is limited to matters of Couples, Adults, Adolescents and the myriad of relationship issues surrounding divorce. A practitioner member of the Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce (CCND), he is a member its Professional Development Committee. He holds practitioner status in the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), an international organization of judges, lawyers and mental health professionals focused on meeting the needs of children in custody situations, as well as certification by the CT Judicial Branch as a Family Matters Guardian Ad Litem (child advocate). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Andy has received advanced training in High Conflict Parent Coordination at the University of Baltimore Law School Center for Families and Children and regularly gives back to the community doing pro-bono custody mediations for low-income families in the FIT program at the Children’s Law Center in Hartford. "Having earned a Rabbinical degree (6 years post graduate,) I now use my MFT therapeutic training in focusing my efforts to help kids by supporting their parents before, during and after divorce. My philosophy is simple. “Divorce doesn’t tear families and their children apart. Conflict does.” So come in and let’s talk about how I can help you promote peace in your family by learning better communication and parenting skills."