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Dr. Susan Rahman, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
Video Phone Messaging

About me

I have worked in Washington state as a licensed psychologist since 1998. I have worked with clients that are experiencing a wide range of issues from depression, anxiety, low self esteem, post traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, aging and life transitions. My work experience includes working with active duty soldiers and family members, incarcerated women and chronically mentally ill individuals and their families. Having over five years experience working with active duty soldiers, I am interested in providing treatment for military personnel with trauma related to PTSD and moral injury. My specialty includes working with individuals experiencing undue or extreme influence including those in cults, domestic violence or coercive relationships and catfishing. The treatment approach involves the following. Based upon a clinical history, strengths and problem areas are identified and goals are set with the client. Relevant strategies are utilized and progress towards goals is assessed with the client. My therapeutic style is interactive, treating the client with respect, and providing a safe and secure environment to do therapeutic work. This work involves increasing self-awareness, self-acceptance and skills for self-care and empowerment. Therapeutic interventions are based upon theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, developmental attachment theory, cognitive behavioral treatment, cognitive processing, trauma treatment modalities, mindfulness, self-care and client centered therapies.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

WA Psychologist PY00002271

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Susan Rahman. 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 always feel heard after sessions with Dr. Rahman. She's been very helpful giving me tools to utilize in my day to day life.

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning grief

Dr Rahman is wonderful, and caring. Her insights are extremely helpful.

Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Personal, but professional. She has helped me a lot at letting go of things I couldn’t control and to not judge myself for the things I could.

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am very pleased with Dr. Rahman, as well as the BetterHelp app. Scheduling has been extremely convenient and flexible.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. Rahman’s gentle nature and careful listening helps me to feel heard and understood. Her genuine concern holds a safe place to be honest about how I am feeling.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Rahman listens to understand to provide me the help that I need. She responds to my questions professionally and respectfully. I will add that this is my first time seeing a therapist and I’m really glad that I did. I really feel that the therapy that I am receiving has helped me to think positively and is really shaping me into a better person. Dr. Rahman is making a difference in my life and I am really happy to have found BetterHelp, this is definitely what I’ve needed.

Thank you,

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes