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Martin Sussman, LCSW

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About me

I have been a practicing Social Worker for over 30 years. It has been my passion to help those in need . I graduated New York University in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Social Work and am also a Certified Life Coach. I am also the Vice President of a Private not for Profit agency in New York City serving those living with mental illness, HIV/AIDS. the homeless and Developmental Disabilities. In my private practice I have helped clients who have experienced depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, addictions and issues around self-esteem.

I take an eclectic person-centered approach working with clients as partners. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Making Changes in one's life takes great courage. I will help you in your journey of change and look forward to working with you,

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NY LCSW 056059


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Martin Sussman. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Martin has changed my life. I was going through a lot for the past 5 years and the past 9 months have been an invaluable experience that I can take with me for the rest of my life. Thank you

Written on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Martin for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I am so happy to have found someone who listens and explains things to me so that I understand it.

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Martin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Martin is awesome. He really helped me to understand and move forward in a more positive direction and gave me the skills to get better. Thank you so much. 11 Stars on a scale of 1-5

Written on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Martin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

He's great, listens well and works with you in whatever way is best. Cool guy.

Written on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Martin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I feel I found someone who listens to me and not judges. Doesn’t take sides. Gives me amazing advice and tools to be happy.

Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Martin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management