Understanding what brings a person to therapy and how they want their life to improve is the starting point for Suzanne’s work with her clients. Together, she and her clients work toward changing behaviors, thinking habits, beliefs, or circumstances, where possible, so clients are better able to lead the lives they want. With a background in mindfulness meditation, Suzanne helps clients move toward developing a more accepting relationship with circumstances they may not be able to change, so life can be lived with greater ease and peace. She is warm, genuine and supportive and takes great care in creating an environment where clients feel accepted and understood.
Suzanne has worked with adults from diverse backgrounds for nearly 15 years, with a specialty in working with young adults. She can help with depression, anxiety, stress management, grief, relationship issues, medically ill/chronic medical conditions, career planning and other life issues.
Suzanne has an undergraduate degree in English from Georgetown University and worked for many years in newspapers. Her spirit of curiosity and investigation still guides her clinical work. She has a master’s degree in social work from NYU and has completed advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Beck Institute and in psychodynamic psychotherapy from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. In addition, she is engaged in ongoing training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.