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Susan Lipkin, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

Hi and thank you so much for considering working with me as your counselor. I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1988, and became independently licensed in 1999. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work.

I work with a client-centered approach, listening carefully to what you as the client need and what you already know works best for you. I have spent seven years in private practice as a psychotherapist, and I have worked in community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and in veterans' services. I work well with both men and women and I have provided couples' and family therapy.

I have worked extensively with people who have survived sexual and physical abuse and with individuals dealing with a wide range of traumatic experiences, including military-related trauma. I have also worked extensively with women who have experienced domestic violence and who are trying to cope with the stressors they experience at different stages of their lives. I have a special interest in infertility and helping individuals and couples work through the emotional extremes that can be a part of the experience of infertility. I have worked with older adults who are confronting issues relating to aging.

My experience has been that no one approach works for everyone, and clients may need to work with different approaches to therapy at different times. Flexibility in psychotherapy approaches helps me meet the real-time, real-life needs of each individual. I have received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and will use that form of therapy when it meets the needs of the individual.

I have helped individuals deal with depression, anxiety, difficult life choices, and relationship problems. I offer a safe space to be yourself, with acceptance, warmth, and the absence of judgement. I hope I can be of help to you and I look forward to getting to know you.

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

OH LISW I.0008521-SUPV


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

I just want to say that I absolutely love and appreciate Susan Lipkin. She’s a wonderful lady. She has helped me so much. I also appreciate BetterHelp for providing this service. I truly thank you all.

Written on Mar 12, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I have stopped and come back to Susan a few times, and she always welcomes me back and remembers most of everything we talked about.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Susan’s insight and expertise have been nothing short of life changing. I love the way that she works with me to find the best approaches to get the most out of therapy, both in session and on my own. I never imagined that Better Help would knock it out the park pairing us. I am eternally grateful for the transformation I’ve made with Susan’s help!

Written on Feb 18, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Susan has a way of letting your mind unfurl with gentleness not usually found. A fantastic and empathetic listener. I found myself feeling heard for the very first time!

Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Susan has helped me so much the past few weeks. She understands me and my trauma. She is easy to talk to and helps me understand my struggles and find better ways to deal with them. I highly recommend her services.

Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Susan is is kind and compassionate. She is knowledgeable and professional.

Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts