Karen Sussan (she/her/hers)

LMHC, LMSW, Certified Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapist

I believe a solid client-psychotherapist relationship can ultimately lead to healing, growth and transformation. You can improve your life.

Counselor in Suffern, NY

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

People come to me for help because they might be stressed, anxious or depressed. I help them with problems with relationships, life transitions, grief, and medical conditions, among other things. While your problems may be painful now, they can serve as catalysts for life improvement and enduring change. Out of duress, you can emerge empowered. You may tap into your greater potential and make positive changes. All you need is an open mind, hard work, and a good client-psychotherapist fit.

My Background and Approach

Since no two people are alike, I customize each person’s work with me. The focus is on each client’s situation and comfort level. I offer primarily psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive therapy. Often, I combine various therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of my clients. For instance, we may uncover a pattern of behavior or perspective that is no longer helpful, but harder to understand and change. Some forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy may therefore be effective in addressing emotional, unintentional roadblocks we might encounter. Other difficulties, including problems coping, may be better addressed through cognitive therapy. In cognitive therapy, a person can often address the way they think, believe, or perceive a situation, or themselves. By consciously altering automatic self-talk or assumptions, some problems are alleviated. Then, in some cases, applying a solution-focused approach to a problem is easiest and provides quick results.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My holistic approach to psychotherapy reflects my belief that we are each unique, endowed with power to heal, and that therapy can be a conduit for growth and change towards a more fulfilling life. I love empowering people to solve problems. I create a safe space where your values can be upheld. In keeping with my client-centered approach, I follow clients' lead in matters of religion and spirituality. I love to learn about other cultures, so as I work with people from other backgrounds, I may ask questions about what is important or how you might experience life a little bit differently. I am certified Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy/Pastoral Counseling. I can support you as you strive to make meaningful changes and find more meaning in life. If you already feel spiritually connected or feel at home in a religious tradition, I can help honor your faith or view while steering towards your psychotherapy goals. I also can be an ally in recovery from toxic religious experience.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Baha'i
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Islam
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Judaism
  • Taoism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 29 years of practice
  • Rate: $180/session


845-533-2788 Email Karen
75 Montebello Road
Suite 6-C
Suffern, NY 10901

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