About Me

I've been a counselor for over 20 years. I have helped many through broken hearts, troubled marriages, victims of trauma and Narcissistic abuse, and healing from toxic behaviors and patterns. I have a no non-sense, straight-to-the-point style that helps people want to see immediate results that will save you time and money. I also have a good listening ear and compassion to help sort out your issues, so you can feel supported and guided to be the best you can be. So, if you are interested in a fast track approach, really wanting to break bad habits and patterns that are re-playing in your life, and you are really ready to work yourself and address your issues (can handle feedback and constructive criticism), then I would be a good therapist for you. Also, be prepared to receive weekly assignments outside of our session time to help accelerate your growth. In addition, I expect for you to check-in with me and for you to be honest. I'm very proactive in your healing and I guide you by setting goals and achieving them with you. We work together as a team on your journey.

Since I have been practicing for many years, I personally have ventured into studying spiritual practices to help others depression, anxiety, loss, grief, etc. I also can help you through inner child work wounding/trauma cords or known as "shadow work." As a result, I have studied meditation, shamanic practices, law of attraction, etc. and feel that connecting to a higher power and getting in-tune with your spiritual core can assist in many struggles we face. I believe by connecting with our spiritual side and understanding our life lessons, we shift ourselves into higher learning and healing; which begins from a core level by breaking repeated negative patterns we continue to face.

Ms. Susan Lane is a Marriage & Family Therapist in FL with special training and skill in interviewing and diagnosing clients, then counseling them and treating any mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage and family. As a Marriage & Family Therapist, Susan Lane, MS, LMFT performs counseling and emotional support to help families navigate relationship and behavioral issues, while seeking to secure a long-term solution to mental and emotional disorders and a wide variety of relationship issues. Marriage & Family Therapy is the modification of perceptions and behavior, as well as improvement of communication among spouses and family members in crisis. Significant diseases and conditions treated by Marriage & Family Therapists include marital conflict, dysfunctional behavior, communication issues, and mental illness. Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Marriage & Family Therapists include interviewing, observing, counseling, and customizing treatment plans for clients in marriages and families.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MT2121 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Lane. 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.

Written by K.I. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Susan is kind and has a holistic approach. Felt like talking to a friend

Written by F.A. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Susan is amazing, she’s understanding and gives really good advice. She helped me manage my stress and anxiety while moving to a new country and gave me tools to be able to manage it on my own in the future. I recommend her for any relationship, anxiety or stress related concern.

Written by S.V. on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Susan is the best therapist and I feel thankful for every this she is doing to help me.

Written by N.A. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Susan is an amazing therapist. She was like a good friend, who made me feel okay about the things I was going through. I felt I could lean on her when I was struggling in my friendships, and not sure what to say or do. She reminded me of how it is to have someone who holds space for you, and shows your empathy when you need it most. She incorporated a lot of spiritual tools in our sessions which I really liked. She really helped me gain confidence in myself which I was missing when I first started therapy with her.

Written by K.A. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

5 months ago I lacked confidence and felt very unsure of myself. I knew something was wrong but I didn't know what and I had no idea how I could get better. I noticed my lack of confidence started to negatively impact my work and my relationships. It was hard to get out of bed in the morning. It was hard to feel positive. I thought I wouldn't get better. I thought this was the new normal, the new me. I knew I was in a rut and yet I didn't know how to get out of it.
Susan started making me feel better right away. From our first session, I felt heard. She knew something was bothering me and she took my pain seriously. That alone gave me hope. There was much more work to be done, but I knew I had a partner and I was no longer alone. Someone understood me. I wasn't going crazy.
My issue concerned a female friend. A once-loving friendship had grown into a toxic one and it went from being supportive to outright mean. And yet, I kept telling myself all friendships equal love and that I was crazy for thinking something was wrong. Months prior to starting therapy, I stopped trusting my own gut and it got me in deep trouble. I felt guilty for outgrowing a friendship and felt like I needed to keep myself in it even though it was causing me pain.
Susan helped me unblur the lines and see clearly what was happening. She recognized how this situation echoed my middle school trauma and how my own anxieties were making it worse. But most importantly, she helped me recover from the pain my once-friend had caused and recognize that this friendship was no longer serving me in any way, so it was time to let go. I didn't need to feel responsible for someone else's pain. I was able to stop myself from going back and perpetuating the cycle. I could trust my own gut and no longer feel guilty for not wanting to have this person in my life.
She helped me deal with the situation in a kind and loving way. I went from being resentful to feeling sorry for them. One day, I hope I can look back and smile but for now I know that I can stop ruminating on what I could've done differently and why I didn't work out. I was able to think about something else and feel normal again. That's where I need to thank Susan. Without her, I was lost in my thoughts and anxieties. Without her, I was my own worst enemy.
The benefits of her work have demonstrated themselves in other areas of my life. I have restored my other relationships, I am a better partner, I feel more confident at work, and I've made space for new friendships. I will continue to heal with the tools that Susan has given me and I hope to seek her guidance if I need it again.
While I will miss our weekly calls, I know she can help many others the same way she helped me. I can't thank her enough for what she has given me.

Written by T.A. on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Susan is experienced and relatable.

Written by N.I. on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

As soon as you hear Susan's voice you are met by a kind, gentle and caring voice. Susan patiently listen's whilst offering informative advice from a unique spiritual perspective. Not only does Susan help you on your mental health path through the phone call sessions but provides activities for you to better yourself in between sessions. Thank you!

Written by S.A. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coa

Susan is straight to the point and I love how she listens and is very practical

Written by L.A. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Susan is very caring, pragmatic and open professional who has helped me so much. Not so long ago I hated myse and she helped me remove my complete self loath and transform it into loving life and myself.

Written by J.U. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Susan has helped me through a difficult time in my professional career. She provided valuable support and guidance to help me release and process my pain. She gets right to the point and has been a huge help to me.

Written by D.A. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Susan was great! Very easy to talk to and knowlegable. Had a great time in our sessions and helped me a lot.

Written by A.S. on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Suze is honestly the sweetest soul and makes me feel so heard. Couldn't recommend her enough

Written by H.A. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I have taken so much from my sessions with Susan, she helped me to work through my anxieties and communication barriers since having a baby. I found her very calming and reassuring and I was able to speak to her openly with ease. Thank you for everything Susan ❤

Written by E.L. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd

Susan has been an amazing partner to work through my trauma - we have had only 2 sessions so far and we have certainly connected and focused on deep work. She is great at listening and understanding, before she offers recommendations, support and resources. I highly recommend Susan!!

Written by L.A. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I don't think I'll be the same without our therapy sessions, Susan has been brilliant in empowering me to change my life for the better and supporting me every time I am unsure of the next step. She works at my pace and its really results driven. Highly recommend this lovely lady to anyone questioning whether she is the right therapist. Highly motivational, incredibly positive and so easy to talk to

Written by K.A. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

She's awesome!

Written by C.H. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

The most amazing and kind counselor I have ever met! I could not recommend Susan enough as she has brought so much love and wisdom into my life. I hope to cross paths with her again <3

Written by L.A. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Susie has given me immediate comfort to be me and express myself. She is absolutely amazing.

Written by N.I. on Dec 03, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She has brought so much confidence in me that has been missing for so long. So many things I aspire in life she has motivated me to going for it and believing that I could actually do it. She makes it a safe space to express all of my feelings without me feeling uncomfortable. Her voice is soothing and kind. Having her as my therapist has been a game changer and validates that I made the best decision investing in my mental. I couldn’t be more grateful for I’m excited where I’m mentally about to go as a woman.

Written by C.L. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Love working with Susan Lane, we have only a few sessions and I can feel that she is going to help me so much. Love that she just doesn't listens to me but gives me things to work throught the week.

Written by K.A. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Literally have known her for a few weeks only but she has helped me so much already and she’s the sweetest!!

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