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Susan Stone, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Susan Stone. Thank you for reading about me and the ways I think about therapy and my helping role. It would be my honor to join with you as a therapist and to support you with making changes in your life and wellbeing.

I've been a licensed therapist in California for 30 years and in Colorado for 11 years. I provide counseling and consultation to support individuals and professionals to cope, understand, or resolve challenges in their lives, relationships, and work.

My clinical work focuses on adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, or stage-of -life issues, including divorce/breakup, individuation to adulthood, parenting, grief and loss, caregiver issues, or chronic illness/disability. I also have substantial experience working with first responders, PTSD, addictions, and career issues or work stress.

For many people, challenges feel overwhelming and like they “don’t make sense." Often its embarrassing - or baffling - to realize that things are out-of-hand. I understand that and have some thoughts.

In my early career, I worked with childhood mental health and early trauma - I find this focus is often very valuable in understanding my adult clients. We all grow from roots - sometimes roots are solid, sometimes, not so much.

To understand someone in the present requires a therapist to understand that person's past. But good therapy goes beyond insight - good therapy challenges the individual to take action in the present, despite their past.

The therapy I provide is based on several schools of thought about change and human development. I draw on Family Systems, Developmental, Attachment, Cognitive, Behavioral, Adlerian, and Psychodynamic theories. My interventions are informed by these, but might be classified as Intensive-Supportive Psychotherapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral. I also use narrative-based therapies and borrow from existential formats. My work is distinctly client-centered, trauma-informed, strengths-based, and recovery/resilience oriented.

I very much look forward to getting to know you and helping you to sort things out. Always remember, you are the expert about you, but sometimes, having someone hold the flashlight as you explore and plan is helpful.

Professional experience

32yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 31503

CO LMFT MFT.0001034


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Stone. 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 my third therapist on betterhelp and the first two were disastrous. I’m glad I persevered and got a highly trained, empathic and worldly listener. She has background knowledge and expertise in other areas that totally support where I am in life and where I’m going

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

In light of what I’m going through at the moment Susan has been a great help and helping me sort out issues. I look forward to continuing to meet with her.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes