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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.0008521-SUPV (Expires: 2023-05-21)


Reviews

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.

Written by M.A. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I’m very grateful for Susan’s help. She’s very kind, patient and understanding.

Written by S.H. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

10/10

Written by J.O. on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Susan is very helpful when speaking to her. She is very calming and really tries to make you think about what you are doing and how it's affecting you.

Written by B.R. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months

I have been with Susan for a few months now seeing her once a week. Susan has been very helpful and supportive. She is very understanding of the my experiences and helps give me tools on dealing with what I have been through and what I am currently dealing with. It has really helped between sessions to be able to message, which Susan responds quickly and in a timely manner.

Written by E.L. on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Susan is a true professional with a kind heart. She allows space for me to be vulnerable and offers many resources for me to refer to outside of our video sessions, which I appreciate. I’ve made huge strides in moving through my emotions and deeply appreciate Susan’s role in this.

Written by B.R. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Susan has helped me in the short amount of time that I've been seeing her. I never thought therapy would work for me, but she gives me hope that I can do it and become the person I want to be.

Written by A.M. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

I feel that Susan is very good at responding thoughtfully when I messaging her throughout the week. She makes me feel heard and valued.

Written by S.T. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Susan has been wonderful. She really understands that there are many layers to my emotional world and is able to help me feel comfortable talking about my emotions.

Written by J.E. on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks

I am so glad that I was paired with Susan. Her approach is just wonderful! I look forward to our conversations no matter the method and highly value her insight and suggestions.

Work with me!