Susanne Loar

(LCSW, LCAS, CCS)

About Me

I am a holistic practitioner of psychodynamic and somatic psychology who strives to help people gain confidence, fulfillment and joy in their daily lives. I offer a safe and collaborative space for my clients to discover their inner strength and connect to their own amazing spirits. The very symptoms for which we seek treatment have served some purposes, and together we shall discover the gifts therein. The empowerment gained from these insights create a rippling effect which can transcend every aspect of one’s lives.
I have extensive knowledge in addictive disorders. I am familiar with all the resources and able to help implement new ways of living without the substances and behaviors that have become problematic. I would love to talk to you about your struggles, your partner's or child's issues with addiction and how these are impacting you and your wellbeing.
I am originally from Germany and have travelled and lived in many countries. I love being a social worker, because it is person centered and I am intreated by people's diversity. This speaks to my multi facetted interests and eclectic nature. I keep informed of the latest research on interventions and treatment approaches while always keeping in mind that you are an individual with your own story and experiences. My goal is to always meet you where you are at, to listen deeply and compassionately, and to celebrate all your achievements.
I have worked in inpatient and out patient substance use disorder facilities, in public mental health agencies, at the hospital in inpatient mental health and at the neonatal intensive care unit. I supervise associate social worker and substance use specialists.


Specialties

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

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

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C010242 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Jul 27, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders

Susanne is amazing. She is personable, and provides great advice. She has brightened my last 4 weeks and I am excited to see how she plays a role in my treatment for anxiety in the future. I enjoy our sessions, and she always seems to say the most meaningful things.

Written by V.A. on Jul 24, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I always feel better after talking with Susanne, no matter what kind of day or week it has been for me. My life has not changed but I have changed how I live it; little things make often make big differences. (Thank you, Suzanne!)

Written by A.P. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and sleeping disorders

Susanne was just what I needed. While she and I both agree I don't need her anymore, I don't want to not see her again. She's a great listener and provides wonderful advise.

Written by Z.A. on Jul 19, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Susanne is very supportive and attentive. I have always appreciated our sessions, and have learned a significant amount about myself. I am developing skills and strategies that have been helpful for me already, and I am more the most hopeful than I have been in a long time.

Written by K.A. on Jul 03, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

The Universe sent me Susanne! So much gratitude

Written by M.A. on Jul 02, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love Susanne, she’s helped me tremendously and I couldn’t have gotten through this year without her

Written by O.L. on Jun 28, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She is amazing. I truly love and appreciate her. I can see real progress.

Written by C.O. on Jun 25, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Susanne is the greatest! She is so adaptable and always meets me right where I am so that we never have an unproductive session. She does an amazing job of supporting me and challenging me to be a better advocate for myself. I'm seriously thankful for her.

Written by B.R. on Jun 24, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Susanne is transformational. Such a wonderful, loving and caring person who is genuinely invested in your success. I've only been working with her for two weeks and already have made serious personal growth/progress and I truly do have her to thank.

Written by C.O. on Jun 12, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 weeks

I love Susanne she is so easy to talk to. I feel like I she helps relate to you and show you a lighter sight of things.

Written by D.A. on Jun 03, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 weeks

She is an amazing counselor and has been very helpful.

Written by K.A. on May 18, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I am a person coiled like a tight spring. I have been physically and sexually abused. I don't talk about it to others besides my best friend, because,why I don't know, I often receive unkind remarks....I grew up in poverty, a white minority, beaten relentlessly, orphaned, raised in foster care. I'm always the happy helper,but I realize I don't love myself. I became quite accomplished through college merit scholarships, received many accolades. But who is Kathleen? Never any time to look. Susanne is gentle but will ask questions...and I'll answer anything. I find her gentle, kind approach like a snuggly blanket

Written by K.E. on Mar 21, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Susanne is caring through her honesty, direction, and feedback. I so look forward to our sessions and immediately felt like I could trust her. Susanne is easy to recommend for anyone looking for an easy, helpful connection, a therapist they look forward to speaking to.

Written by S.T. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

In the short time that I have spent with Susanne so far, she has been an enormous help. I feel comfortable discussing things with her and at no point have I ever felt pressured or anything negative during our sessions. Susanne has been very kind and supportive since minute one of our time together

Written by L.O. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I’m so glad I found Susanne. From our first meeting, I felt safe within the space she created with her energy, compassion, expertise and genuine care. I’ve been able to do significant work in the short amount of time I’ve been working with her, and with her help, I feel hopeful for the work to come.

Written by C.A. on Feb 21, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is amazing

Written by M.A. on Feb 18, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Susanne has been an excellent therapist. She listened and heard my needs. She has tailored the sessions to work with my goals. I was given useful tools to help track and manage my anxiety more effectively. This was the help I needed.

Written by S.H. on Feb 16, 2021 after counseling with Susanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I just started working with Susanne and I’m very pleased. She’s a great listener and has helped me look at things with a fresh perspective.