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Dr. Susan Gurvich, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

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.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body image, 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, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TX LPC 10180

Reviews

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.

Extremely attentive and great to talk to.

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Gurvich has a level of understanding that surpasses other therapists that I have seen. She provides excellent reflections that allow me to really hear myself in a new way. I highly recommend Dr. Gurvich. While I have met my therapy goals, I will always look to return to Dr. Gurvich if I have therapy needs that arise in the future.

Written on Mar 07, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Dr Gurvich is a great therapist & listens to me & offers good advice & makes me feel not so crazy, lol

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Gurvich is the ideal therapist for me at this time of my life. She listens to me genuily and it is always helpful for me to talk to her to get a new or different perspective on things. She also encourages me a lot exactly when I need it. I couldn't have asked for a better match.

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. G is insightful and is able to give advice in a way that is not pushy. She listens and hears what you say and has the knack to know if you have something underlying that you can’t yet say.

Written on Jan 01, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Susan's calm, insightful, intelligent perspective and observations regarding my personality, background, and issues. She's an excellent listener and always offers her perspective and thoughts to help me. I'm forever grateful.

Written on Dec 14, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management