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Susanne Loar, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression
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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.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Self-Harm, Somatization

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NC LCSW C010242


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susanne Loar. 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.

Susanne Loar is an AMAZING therapist. She makes you feel like you are a part of her family and that you have known her for years. She truly listens and gives amazing advice. Each week when our session comes to an end, I feel so recharged and ready to face the week. I’ve have tried MANY therapists throughout the years and Susanne is by far the best!!!!

Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Susanne for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have had two sessions with Susanne Loar, and I find myself looking forward to our appointments. She is easy to talk to and has been since our first encounter. She shares resources with me that she thinks will be helpful, and I have found them useful. I'm new to online therapy and was apprehensive initially, but I am now comfortable with our sessions, and I look forward to continuing with Susanne.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Susanne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, sleeping disorders, and adhd

I've been working with Susanne for over a year and she has been such a tremendous help. I have gone through the most stressful time of my life while being a client of hers and cannot say enough good things about her ability to listen and help. I've enjoyed our sessions and will continue to work with her for as long as she will have me!

Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Susanne for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Thankful for such a solid anchor, allowing me to drift in the sea without fear of becoming untethered.

Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Susanne for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Susanne is a wonderful therapist. She is knowledgeable, attentive, funny, and wise. I feel fortunate that I am working with her.

Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Susanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Susanne has been a great help to me. She helped deal with my husbands death. I really enjoy our seesions.

Written on Feb 13, 2022 after therapy with Susanne for 9 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and sleeping disorders