Suzanne Katifedenios

LCSW

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Pennsylvania and Florida and a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Kansas. A crucial component of my approach with clients is real-world experience.  I grew up in New York, eventually living all over the US and even in Greece.  The experiences I have had give me a unique perspective and ability to relate to everyone.
Following a successful career as a Flight Attendant for two different airlines, I decided to follow my passion to help others, and went back to school.  As a non-traditional student, I excelled at the University of Kansas, graduating with distinction and advanced standing through the Master’s program. Through the University of Kansas, I was introduced to their core philosophy of finding the strengths in anyone and any situation, lending to a positive attitude toward healing and mental health.  
Since that time, I have worked with a variety of populations, finding ways to bring a unique style to each.  I worked with elder populations in long term care, as a therapist helping reunification efforts of parents with children in the foster system, and as a therapist for Veterans in transitional housing helping them defeat homelessness, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress.  
For the last several years, I also have been counseling people in all walks of life in private practice in Clearwater, Florida, specializing in compulsive behaviors such as hoarding or eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, and depression.  In addition to earning an LCSW, I am also a certified life coach.
Throughout the years that I have worked with people of all ages, I have been amazed in the
resilience of people, and their ability to heal from the deepest trauma.  My philosophy, that people should be able to come and find a place to share their deepest truths in a judgement free manner, lends to what many of my clients have called a deeper and more fulfilling therapeutic experience due to my unique and enthusiastic style.  Whether the term of therapy is long term or short term, I use elements of cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused brief therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, narrative therapy and many others to generate a holistic and wholly unique approach, customized to each person to best fit their needs and overall health. 
I believe that a person should never be judged by either the best or worst thing that they have ever done. People are just too multifaceted to be labeled and indexed like a library catalog. In my practice, I foster an environment that provides a mixture of life coaching principles as well as the various therapeutic modalities that I have been trained in. 
I specialize in helping you find answers to life’s most trying questions by providing resources,
techniques, and advice, while generating a judgement free atmosphere to help you find your best spiritual, psychological, physical, and emotional self.  I believe in therapy that meets you where you are, its okay if you aren’t sure where to begin. Some of the best self-introspection occurs in the most unexpected times. The client is at the helm of the proverbial therapy ship and we can adjust the voyage blueprint as you need or want. My goal is to give you the tools and encouragement to keep you on the course that YOU have chosen.
Ultimately you are stronger, more resilient, and better than even you know. My favorite approach that I apply to all people I encounter both in and out of session is this: “The greatest gift one human being can give to another is providing a safe place for that person to be themselves and speak their truth”.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Read more...
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LCSW SW16083

PA LCSW CW020865


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Suzanne Katifedenios. 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 by J.A. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I love Suzie. I think that's all I can say. Every conversation we have, I leave feeling better than I did entering it. She's fantastic at creating an environment where you feel heard and reciprocated by matching the energy you give.

Written by J.U. on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Compassionate listener. Intelligent understanding of my challenges. Excellent suggestions.

Written by S.H. on Aug 28, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Kind soul, beautiful approach. She’s helping me more than I thought I could be helped.

Written by A.M. on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I LOVE her. She listens and gives me a couple different things to try and see if they help. I love how she isn't a one way fix person. She is extremely kind and willing to work with me on everything.

Written by D.O. on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

She has been wonderful so far

Written by J.A. on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Suzanne is great and has listened to me while tossing solid life-improving strategies my way.

Written by V.A. on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Great therapist, very hands on, very motivational and supportive without ever sounding judgmental. 10/10 would recommend.

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