Susan Vanderpool

LCSW

About Me

About Me

I have 35 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Registered Nurse. I am licensed in the state of New York and operate a mobile unit in Suffolk County ( Psychotherapeutic Solutions Mobile Unit). I believe that your physical and mental well-being are directly related. I utilize a holistic approach to providing psychotherapy. I have training in family therapy. I have worked with families, couples, young children, and adolescents with a diverse range of mental health issues.

Admitting to yourself that you need help is the first step. I am here to help you in this struggle.


SPECIALTIES

Addiction
Codependency
Anxiety
Panic Disorder
Divorce and Separation
Depression
Bipolar Disorder
Grief
ADHD
Phobia
Dementia and other Geriatric Issues
Helping elderly parents remain in their home safely
Coping with Cancer and other terminal illnesses
Anger Management
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Schizophrenia
Pregnancy and Child birth
Infertility
Empty Nest


Clinical approaches:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NY LCSW R037455-1


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Vanderpool. 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 on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Sessions with Susan have improved my life in so many ways and created so much more positivity. Eternally grateful for the help I receive.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I am so pleased with Susan. I feel like I am beginning to truly heal and let go of my trauma!

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Susan truly understands my issues and helps me see it in a new light

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Good listener and I enjoy talking to her.

Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks

Susan is by far the best therapist I have ever been a patient of. From the very start after having only a brief description of what I needed help with, she understood.
She has such insight into all of the things I have been dealing with for the last 30 plus years. She totally gets me and the type of advising I desperately need.
She does not coddle or speak down to patients. She tells it like it is and can back up her reasons for the advice she is handing out.
Her professionalism is over and above any other therapist I have ever dealt with. If she is going to be 5 or 10 minutes late to our appointed time, she will let me know. My thoughts on that are obviously someone needed a little extra time & she
respected that need. Knowing how everything depends on the “numbers” as far as productivity goes, my vote is for the clinician who puts her patients first and allows them a extra few minutes!!
Out of a 5 star rating, Susan deserves a 10+!

Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She teaches in a way I can absorb information easily and readily and whenever I get afraid she helps me recenter myself in a way I feel loved

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Susan has been amazing in helping me quickly target areas that I need to focus on the most. Gives amazing advice and techniques to help you!

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan was very helpful and a great listener. In our short time together, she was able to help me come to terms with issues that were plaguing me for as long as I can remember. Having Susan as my therapist really helped me see the other side's point of view. She left me with a lot to think about and some great exercises which helped me manage my emotions and keep me calm in stressful situations. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone else needing to improve family relationships. If you are reading this, thanks again Susan! Our time together was definitely well spent. :)

Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I have met Susan through BetterHelp in my worst days ever and she was very understanding, helpful, and very knowledgeable. Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to my mom that loves me and care about me more than my real mom. I highly recommend her.

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Susan is really experienced and clearly very concerned for you as her client. She offers compassionate and very practical help. I warmly recommend her.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Susan has a wealth of knowledge and what's to help give you the toys to be a better you. Help work out what the under lying issue is and how to work on healing.

Written on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very clear and concise! Definitely would recommend to anyone. Open minded and very kind and understanding. Helped me immensely.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan has been a massive help to me, she has allowed me to recognise psychological patterns that aren’t good for me and has given me some great techniques to see things differently.

Written on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

i've been talking to Susan for a couple weeks now and I've already recommended my friends to sign up for better help. we talk every Wednesday and honestly now those are the days i look forward to the most.

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Susan has been a great therapist, resource, and encouragement for me. She helped me navigate challenging relationships and was genuinely interested in my life as well as sharing experiences of her own. I highly recommend!

Written on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, adhd, and eating disorders

I’ve had two sessions so far and I feel like I’ve already make pretty good progress following her advice. I’m feeling super confident about future appointments.

Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Susan was a great help in allowing me to focus on the things that were impacting me that I was in denial about and avoiding dealing with. She is compassionate, informative and easy to talk to.

She gave me the space I needed to make a very difficult decision in my life but was supportive and directive in assisting me through that process.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

She has been one of my best therapists (and I’ve seen around 7) direct with a great bedside manner. She is fantastic!

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Susan has really helped me address the root of all my mental health issues and has guided me through plans and techniques to help me cope with my disorders. I am truly so happy I have someone like her to talk to, because I know she is always looking out for my best interest and will always keep me grounded. :)

Written on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

just finished the first session of my second month with Susan, and it has been great. she is helping me a lot dealing with my trauma. she is a great listener and she understands all my concerns. she has a great background on different cultures which made it easier for me to open up and share my life with her, and to build a connection with her as well. she never stops motivating me. i strongly advice everyone to contact her.

Written on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It’s been a few weeks and I can figure what my issues are and how to focus on them to get off my depression. She is patient and advices me on what could be done better. Looking forward to future sessions

Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Susan gave me great practical advice during a difficult time in my life. The practical outlook is both grounding and motivating!

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan has helped keep me and my mind on track. When we meet, we not only focus on the positives, but discuss the negatives in such a way that they turn into something good and something to work on/towards. Her counseling is extremely efficient for someone who doesn’t want to be pandered to, but for someone who is looking for some real life advice that is applicable and extremely useful for day-to-day relief and for future planning. I would recommend her until my face goes blue from the breathing exercises she’s taught me!!

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

I have been speaking the Susan for roughly 4 months now and she has changed my life for the better and could not be more grateful! She’s taken the time to listen and understand my worries and has discussed each part when I’ve been ready to do so. She has given me a different perspective on life and has helped me form a bond back with my family and helped massively with my PTSD. Highly recommend to anyone! Thank you again Susan.

Written on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Susan has a wealth of knowledge and makes me feel very comfortable and safe sharing my life experiences. I’m looking forward to our next session.

Written on Aug 29, 2021 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, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been receiving counseling from Susan for a few weeks now and could tell from the first session that I could make big and positive changes in my life with her help. She is kind, patient, knowledgeable/a wealth of experience, and straightforward. Normally I write to her regarding what I’d like to talk about and my issues are addressed during video calls. I’d highly recommend her to anyone.

Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Susan is amazing! Tons of expertise! Really happy she's my therapist!

Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Susan is a great listener but has has very good practical advice.

Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Susan is so attentive and caring and thanks to her, I’ve been able to overcome some of the anxiety issues I had in the past. She is always on time and very professional. I’m so thankful for her help!

Written on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

She keeps to the agreed schedule and often considers how convenient the timing may be for her client. She is a good listener and often shares her life experiences in order to relate with what clients are going through. She is soft spoken, I often feel relieved after each session.

Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Susan was a wonderful help to me! I felt very comfortable to speak freely with her and she was kind and understanding. She gave me some great insight and i have already implemented into my life some different approaches that are working very well based on her thoughts and suggestions. I am grateful for all of her help and guidance!

Written on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Susan has helped me a lot to gain insight into my emotions and has provided practical solutions to help me cope with my issues like anxiety. She is a patient listener, is not judgemental and very inclusive. Susan always responds to me in time and is never late for therapy sessions.

Written on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Susan is very professional and knows how to get to the root of what is bothering me while also offering solutions. She offers great advice and I feel like she really listens and cares about her clients. My life is forever changed by her, she knows what she is doing.

Written on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

After one session I felt Susan to be caring and compassionate, her pragmatic approach helped me locate the root of my situation and I step away empowered.

Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I greatly appreciated Susan's caring and pragmatic approach to our sessions. I felt heard, validated, and respected. At the end of each session, Susan offered a clear action that I could work on between sessions. This gave me a sense of purpose and helped us monitor progress. Thank you for your time and compassion, Susan!

Written on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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