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Susan Wismer, LCSW

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

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia and Colorado, and I have made my home in both places in recent years. Nearly eight years of experience has afforded me the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds who range in age from five to over 90 years old. Early on I expected to find a preferred population; however, it turns out that I just like working with humans. Commonalities and strengths are always evident to me, even in the face of struggle and adversity.

Seeking health and wellness is admirable. Mental health diagnoses contain lists of symptoms that are common to the human experience, and as such, I believe are always addressable. Belief in human worth and capacity for growth are fundamental. As your therapist I will consistently regard you with respect and engagement. I believe that warmth and humor are vital in therapy as in any relationship.

I look forward to embarking upon this journey with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, 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), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CO LCSW CSW.09926395

VA LCSW 0904011259


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Wismer. 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 helped me change my life for the better. I was skeptical of therapy before but it turns out that I just needed a very safe space and someone who approached me gently. It has been such a wonderful experience and I don’t think I would’ve gotten the best out of therapy if it wasn’t for Susan’s genuine concern and care for me.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan was such a great guide on this journey. I'm happy to have met her and to have been able to share this chapter of my life with her, both the ups and downs. She taught me valuable tools that I will carry with me and pass on to my son. I'm eternally grateful for her help.

Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Susan is great. She gives plenty of time and space for me to both learn and communicate with expert insight and a kind words.

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is amazing and understanding and so helpful

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Amazing! One of the best on the app. She listens to understand and I feel a real concern and connection from her. She knows the questions to ask to get down to the core of things under the surface which real helps sort out what’s really causing problems.

I highly recommend Susan for her professionalism, expertise, and genuine approach.

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Susan has helped me more in a few months then I’ve been able to help myself in over a decade. She’s not only nurturing and very attentive, but provides her insights and explains concepts in a way that allow me to explore and process them in a healthy way on my own outside of sessions. Would absolutely recommend her/BetterHelp to anyone I know!

Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties