Dr. Susie King

(PsyD)

About Me

My name is Dr. Susie King and I’m a licensed clinical psychologist in California.

I completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of California San Diego. Both my master’s and doctoral degrees were completed at California Lutheran University (please note: this program is not theological or religious - it is accredited by the American Psychological Association).

I've been with BetterHelp since January 2019. My prior experience has included working in community counseling, substance abuse treatment, the juvenile justice system, school-based mental health, and residential treatment. I am able to help individuals of all ages and with a wide variety of problems and diagnoses. Disorders such as depression and anxiety, addiction, relationship problems, abuse and trauma, and difficulty adjusting to life’s changes are some of the areas I can help you with.

My approach to therapy is warm and genuine. I seek to truly understand what you’re going through, from your perspective and without negative judgment. If there are changes you want to make in your life I will help you identify any obstacles, overcome feelings of hesitation, and create a realistic plan to achieve success. If you are hoping to better understand yourself and develop insight into why you do the things you do, I will help navigate you through that process. Sometimes, though, you just need someone to talk to for support and understanding. My approach is not one-size fits all, but rather I tailor it to fit your specific needs.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #PSY 30584 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by S.M. on Aug 17, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. King is a lovely human being. She is an extremely kind and patient therapist who gently sees through your words to the root of things. I feel very lucky to have found her!

Written by S.T. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Dr. King is great. She listens and gives advice when I ask. I immediately felt comfortable with her, which is not normal for me. I highly recommend her. She has helped me tremendously.

Written by M.A. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr. King has a very reassuring and calming presence. I think sometimes people, like myself, just need to be heard and feel that they have support for whatever they are going through and Dr. King has been very helpful, consistent, and someone that I have been able to count on being there to listen when I’ve needed it even in the short amount of time I’ve been working with her.

Written by L.I. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. King has been amazing. So kind, so thoughtful, and so great to share my experiences with!

Written by S.A. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I screenshot her advice and give it to all of my friends. She says exactly what I need to hear!

Written by T.I. on Jul 03, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

As a Chinese American and a graduate student, I have had numerous counselors and therapists, and I would have to say Dr. King is my favorite.

Written by R.A. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I have had a couple of sessions with Dr. King, and so far it has been good. I am getting comfortable with sharing my feelings. She is very patient and lends a kind and listening ear. Thank you, Dr. King!

Written by H.A. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I have already recommended her to several friends. I'm a big fan.

Written by K.R. on Jun 20, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and self esteem

I have worked with several counselors, and Dr. King has been one of the best. She is organized, attentive, takes notes, and is supportive in a realistic and strengths based approach. I highly recommend working with Dr. King.

Written by J.J. on May 23, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. King is wonderful. When I began this experience to ask a professional for help, I thought it was going to be an uncomfortable and weird experience. However, I'm glad I got Dr. King Because from our first conversation she is understanding and makes you feel comfortable to speak with her, She doesn't judge on anything I've told her and provides great support and helps me on what to do about certain problems and it has been a great experience. I would recommend Dr.King and especially recommend her to anyone that maybe doubtful on reaching out to a professional. She's very professional and responds quickly. I'm glad to have her as my counselor.

Written by J.O. on May 01, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. King has given me the tools and confidence to change my thought processes. For the first time, in a long time, I feel like I can become the person I know I can be. I'm still a work in progress but I feel optimistic.

Written by M.A. on Apr 12, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I had my doubts about online therapy, but Dr. King has erased them all! She is empathetic to my issues and has been such a help in the short time we have been working together. I cannot recommend Dr. King and BetterHelp enough!

Written by D.A. on Apr 07, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

I came to Dr. King lost, broken, unsure, scared, and hopeless. She truly helped guide me into through the reasonings behind my problems and through the solutions. I have a huge respect and admiration for her after our time together, if you get a chance to speak with her you’ll be very happy with the outcome.

Written by E.D. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She does well I am happy with her.

Written by A.N. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I responded incorrectly I think on question 2. She’s great

Written by N.E. on Feb 09, 2019 after counseling with Susie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really liked the fact that Dr King actually gave me some real opinions and gave me true advice that I never got from any other counselor in my life.