Welcome! If you are looking into Better Help, you are probably struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you is essential. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve.
I would like to provide you with some information about me, in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you.
I am a licensed professional counselor with more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health. I have worked in both hospitals and outpatient settings, with people from all different backgrounds who struggle with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, caregiving, relationship issues, polyamory, LGBTQ+ and gender issues.
Although it may be comforting to believe that a therapist “has it all together,” the truth is that therapists are people with their own challenges, on their own journeys, just as you are. I am still learning, making mistakes, and moving past them. However, from where I am on my path, I hope to be able to see things on your path that you are unable to see, such as obstacles you are facing and alternatives you could try.
I will treat you with sensitivity, respect, and warmth; first of all by getting to know you as a person, since you are the expert on your own life. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world. Together, we can come up with goals and solutions that are going to work for you.
I can work with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can read each other’s expressions and nonverbal cues, But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. I check messages at least once during each day.
Seeking therapy is not an easy decision to make. I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LCPC #10180 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Susan Gurvich. 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.
Great so far! Empathetic and a great listener. Excited to continue therapy with Dr Gurvich
You’re awesome Dr. Gurvich!
Dr. Gurvich has been such a huge help to me. I can't imagine where I would be without her help.
I feel so safe with Dr Gurvich. She gives me space to process and is there when I need support.
Dr. Gurvich offers the support I need and even the support I didn't realize I needed. She's been a great resource for me, especially as I'm in a point in my life where I have more questions than answers.
I only wish I’d have found Dr Gurvich years ago
Dr. Gurvich is kind and thoughtful. She pays attention to my goals and concerns and helps me stay focused on what I can do to move forward in meaningful ways to improve my life. I really appreciate being able to work with her on this platform.
I absolutely love my therapy sessions with Dr. Gurvich! She has shown me unconditional support as I work through some of the trauma in my life and my negative thinking. Dr. Gurvich provides a safe space and helps me celebrate my successes, no matter how small!
Very easy to talk to and a great listener.