I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience working with clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout the years, I have worked with a diverse array of people in treatment. I have discovered there are markedly undeniable similarities within the human experience, yet there are captivating differences that lure me into each and every person's story. I want to hear your story.
In my practice, I approach each person with warmth and unconditional acceptance regardless of what ails or heals you. I believe that therapy is not only beneficial to help us cope with our suffering but is also highly effective for our personal growth during the moments when we feel secure and joyful.
By nature, I am a grounded person, who will approach our time together with honor, humor, and—above all—hope. I incorporate holistic approaches to psychotherapy, addressing mind, body, and spirit as a means of processing what feels most poignant to you during our time together. Ultimately, our work is directed by your needs.
While I utilize both client-centered and collaborative approaches to healing, I specialize in using an eclectic set of frameworks and interventions for treatment.
I have education and extensive training in using transpersonal, humanistic, existential, psychodynamic, and Jungian frameworks. I also have expertise in body-oriented interventions, such as somatic process work and somatic trauma recovery. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Gestalt techniques are also tools I use in treatment. Based on your interests, I also incorporate creative expression, narrative therapy, and art therapy. Generally, I find mindfulness practices, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, to be highly effective.
It is this dynamic approach to therapy that allows me to address myriad issues and assists in creating meaning, fulfillment, and purpose in the lives of my clients.
Through the years, I have treated a wide range of issues. View a list of my specialties: https://www.suzannemadamsphd.com
PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology with a specialization in Education & Research
MA in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
BA in Psychology from Moravian College
BA in English (Creative Writing) from Moravian College
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