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Susan Malkoff, LISW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am an eclectic therapist. My focus with clients is relational. Each client is unique and requires an individual approach. Much of my training was psychdymanic. In our complex and anxiety provoking world, an approach of curiosity and empathic concern is required. Much of my work has been with clients who have been neglected, abused or traumatized. This may have been emotional, physical or sexual abuse. People who have been traumatized have struggled greatly. They often suffer with tremedous anxiety and depression. I have worked with individuals, couples and groups. I have a very flexible approach. My work has included work with many different populations. Frequently, I work with the LGBTQ community. Many transgender's have a very challenging life. I have worked with many as they go through the journey to be seen authenically.
I attended Miami University in Oxford Ohio, then finished my bachelors at Youngstown State University undergrad and graduated magna cum laude. I then attended and graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a masters in Clinical Social Work.

Professional experience

40yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Somatization, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

OH LISW I.0001003


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

Susan is remarkable. I can’t believe how much my mental health has approved since I’ve started meeting with her.

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Very personable and reasonable. Enjoy having lengthy conversations, and really, deeply listens.

Written on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

Very personable and supportive! Non judgmental and makes sure you feel comfortable!

Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Working with Susan provided me with insights and strategies that helped me immensely. She listened, was responsive, and I always left my sessions knowing what steps I needed to take to move forward in my journey. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a reassuring, calm, and mature therapist who brings a vast background of knowledge and a nuanced perspective to therapy.

Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Susan has been extremely helpful, caring, knowledgeable and attentive to my needs! Her ease of scheduling and making your time work for her is fantastic. Highly recommend Susan!

Written on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Exactly what I needed!

Written on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching