I received my B.A. from Brown University and my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
I have worked with clients ages 5 to 90 and am familiar with all developmental stages and most diagnoses. I teach skills to cope with depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. I counseled elementary school students in Burbank dealing with divorce, bullying, anxiety and self-esteem issues. At Westchester High I worked with victims of crime, and teens dealing with the death of a parent, substance abuse, sexual identity, and suicidal ideation.
I practice Imago Relationship Therapy with couples, teaching communication techniques to couples young and old. I guide the way to improved trust.
As a member of the Chiron Crisis Response team I worked with local law enforcement and fire departments to provide emotional and practical support to those who have recently experienced a traumatic event.
I spent over twelve years as a patient care coordinator for cancer patients at the UCLA Medical Center, guiding frightened patients through the complexity of the modern health care system.
My approach is compassionate as well as practical when working with individuals and couples dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression caused by difficult life transitions, illness, and traumatic events.
I listen to my client's unique stories and work with them to develop individualized solutions that far exceed their expectations.
What clients are saying about Susannah:
"Intelligent and Caring"
"I was fragile and frightened when I first came to see Susannah. But she saw my strengths and believed in me long before I believed in myself."
" I refer to Susannah as a 'closer.' She knows how to get to the heart of the matter and is refreshingly honest and direct."
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist MFC 52983
Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists