❝ I believe in your ability to heal and grow. Suffering can be transformed when you are truly understood and accepted in a safe, honest therapeutic relationship that embraces your uniqueness and encourages the strength you already have.❞
Hello and welcome to my site. This is where I usually make first contact with my future clients.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples, children and families. My approach is eclectic and tailored to your unique needs. I’m committed to using the most effective, contemporary, research based skills to help you to resolve whatever is troubling you.
My first priority is to provide a space where you feel comfortable enough to talk about whatever is most important to you. Within the safety of a genuinely supportive relationship we can explore and heal old wounds, promote self-understanding, compassion and insight, develop empowering skills and resources, and find a way through whatever is troubling you.
My practice is informed through my extensive training and experience in Relational Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Therapy, CBT, Mind-Body Balance, Art and Play Therapy, Trauma, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Stress Management, Solution Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory.
I have helped clients with diverse issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, self esteem issues, overwhelming thoughts and feelings, panic attacks, life satisfaction and meaning, chronic illness and pain, PTSD, childhood trauma and neglect, car accidents, grief and loss, addiction and performance anxiety.
I have extensive experience working in many types of mental health settings from outpatient mental health centers helping people with a wide array of difficulties, to elementary and middle schools providing therapy for children, adolescents and their families, and am currently in private practice in Pacific Palisades.
Seeking therapy is a hopeful and courageous step. You don't have to do this alone, I'm here to help.
Education and Licensing
- BA Sussex University, UK, 1994
- MA in Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, 2008
- California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #54003
- EMDRIA approved EMDR training levels 1 and 2
- Advanced training in Trauma Resiliency Somatic therapy
- Advanced training in Relational Therapy, Pacific Gestalt Institute
- Extensive experience and training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Advanced Mind-Body Trauma training for individuals, children, veterans and their families
- Advanced training in Mindful Based Stress Reduction Skills, Insight LA
- Couples and Family Training Program, Southern California Counseling Center
Professional Activities and Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Member
Pacific Gestalt Institute, Member
Gestalt Institute of Los Angeles, Member
Request a free consultation
Call me at (310) 463-7598 so we can speak in more detail about what concerns you may be having and how I may be of help.
"Suzi has helped me so much with depression that hit me after my divorce. When I look back it was such a difficult time and therapy was a safe place that I could be honest about how I was feeling and not so alone. It was the best thing I could have done for myself".
"Suzi is great. I came in reluctantly for help with anxiety. I felt comfortable right away and she gave me ways to deal with the stress. I feel more confident and less overwhelmed."
"We came for couples counseling as we were sick of fighting. Suzi has helped us to really listen to each other and be more caring. We still have disagreements but now it doesn’t always have to turn into a big thing!"
"I’ve had therapy before and know it helps. Thank you for helping me learn coping skills and about patterns I have in relationships. I always felt accepted whatever I bring up. It’s helped me to be my best self and move on."
"Suzi helped me let go of some early stuff that I didn’t even know was part of my addiction. Finally feel like I have a chance. Thankyou."
"I was really nervous about getting therapy, I didn’t know what to expect. I felt comfortable with Suzi right away. She helped me the very first session feel less overwhelmed. Thank you I feel so much better about my life."
"I would strongly recommend Suzi to anyone who is looking for ways to cope better with their problems. I came here at a difficult time in my life that took me by surprise, I’d always been able to take care of things myself. I learnt how to deal with my anxiety. I never felt judged. I feel more confident, and better about myself."