Holly Hein

Holly Hein

When Hilary Swank won the Oscar for Boys Don’t Cry, while she forgot to thank her husband, she did say, “I want to thank Holly Hein, who kept my head on straight.” In her influential first book, Sexual Detours: The Startling Truth Behind Love, Lust and Infidelity (St. Martin’s Press, 2000), Dr. Holly Hein describes how an affair is always a “cover story” for something else going on inside the person doing it. Dr. Holly’s commentary has appeared in a broad range of media outlets including Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Oprah, Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew, FOX News, iVillage and is a regular guest on KPFK public radio in Los Angeles. While engaged in private practice in Manhattan, she attended the Institute for the Study of Ego Psychology where she received a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Dr. Holly then moved her practice from New York to California and obtained a Ph.D. at the California Institute for Clinical Social Work at Berkeley. She simultaneously completed a two-year certificate program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and is a board certified EMDR therapist for trauma. www.drhollyhein.com; DrHollyHein@gmail.com 310.394.1926