Photo by Laurie Klein

Photo by Laurie Klein

My Philosophy: Everyone can learn a more effective way of managing their life, their job, their family. All it takes is good enough knowledge, the will to change, time, effort, practice, and encouragement. Through a combination of techniques gathered from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Short-term Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness Training, Life Coaching, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation I help individuals and groups learn, develop and practice effective strategies for engaging in the process of healthy change and growth.

For Groups: I offer Workshops, Seminars and Presentations on many subjects related to parenting, learning issues, media issues and anxiety management.  My audiences include parents, teachers, peers and others wanting to make a difference in the lives of today’s youth. You can view a full listing of my presentations here. Please contact me if you are interested in having me to speak with your group or at a function.

For Individuals: My private practice specialties include:

-Parenting/family issues
-Anxiety Management
-Coping with and managing a learning disability or neurobiological challenge such as ADD or TBI in a loved one or yourself
-Chronic pain/illness


It’s never too late to learn skills for positive change. If you are ready to learn some new skills and take a step toward change call me at 203 216-3751. If you prefer to communicate via email rather than phone, you will acknowledge that I cannot guarantee the confidentiality of email communications. My email address is

I can help you learn skills that will make a positive difference for you and your loved ones.




Registration is now open for the first session of the “How to Talk” practice and discussion group. The initial meetings of the group will be on Thursday morning May 25 from 10:30-11:30 and Thursday morning June 8 from 10:30-11:30 am.  Click here or contact me for more information.

Date & Time:  Thursday mornings May 25, June 8 10:30-11:30 am 

Registration:  Please call me, (203) 216-3751

Other Engagements

Too Stressed to Learn: Practical strategies for lessening the impact of stress anxiety and worry in the classroom and beyond – Presenting at The Annual International Conference on ADHD, Connect & Recharge, November 9-12, 2017 in Atlanta GA

Kids and Media: Implications for SEL in the classroom and beyond – Presenting full day workshop and alumni address at Alverno College Leadership Advancing Character and Culture in Schools (LACCS) series.  Milwaukee, WI. March 22-23, 2017

Foundations for Resilience and Self-Regulation: Cornerstones for Future Success  – A presentation to Staff at Children’s Day School of Wilton, Wilton CT, February 22, 2017

Susan in the Media

Wilton Bulletin Managing the College Process, March 12, 2017

Wilton Bulletin Parent workshop addresses importance of choice, autonomy, December 1, 2016

The Hour – Workshop focuses on building parent communication skills, October 21, 2016

Guest Expert on ImpactADHD, October 10, 2016

Guest Expert on Tech and kids  July 16, 2015

Guest Expert on Impact ADHD July 14, 2014
Wilton Bulletin  January 7, 2014
Guest Expert on Impact ADHD June 10, 2013
Wilton Magazine March/April 2013

Private Practice Specializations

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Skills for a Calm, Capable & Connected Life