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Susan Walton Psychotherapy, LCAT

Susan Walton has been helping clients uncover ways to expand strengths, identify unproductive patterns, and develop healthier ways of seeing themselves for 18 years. She helps you explore how past experiences impact your current life and examine how behaviors, feelings, and thoughts may interfere with your efforts to achieve a more satisfying life.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $200-260
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“My trauma training helps me move at my client’s pace to create a sense of safety in their body, hearts and nervous system they otherwise may have never been able to experience.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Being able to listen underneath people’s language to what is truly being spoken by their hearts has long been something I value. Becoming a therapist was my way to live that value and became my goal. Being in the field since 2003 I have worked with various diagnosis including anxiety, depression, foster care, children’s behavioral and adjustment issues, domestic violence, physical/sexual abuse, PTSD, couples and relationship issues, eating disorders, and gender identity. I am a Licensed Art Therapist, certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and 3rd level towards my EMDR certification. My trauma training helps me move at my client’s pace to create a sense of safety in their body, hearts and nervous system they otherwise may have never been able to experience.
What should someone know about working with you?
Progress often looks like being able to set calm boundaries with family members and partners, minimizing feelings of guilt or shame, and gaining a sense of efficacy in their world. I believe in an approach that cares for someone’s unconscious through empathy and safety while identifying and increasing their strengths. Through EMDR, somatic therapies, art therapy, psychotherapy and other approaches I work with clients on negative or limiting beliefs that may make them feel stuck in old patterns so they are able to move from “autopilot” to empowered and engaged in mindful decision-making. Through our work together, clients develop a deeper understanding of who they are, where they come from, and how the past impacts their present .
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am most excited by continued education in the field that brings in the mind/body connection. Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy is my most recent training and Certification as well as EMDR. I am excited by the tremendous leaps I see my clients making based on our work together through Sensorimotor work as well as EMDR. Telehealth has also been an excellent way to stay connected and continue treatment. I have noticed an increase in the normalization of mental health treatment and the value and lasting changes it can bring. With the de-stigmitization of mental health, there has been an increase in accessibility, allowing us to help and support more people.
“Progress often looks like being able to set calm boundaries with family members and partners, minimizing feelings of guilt or shame, and gaining a sense of efficacy in their world; I believe in an approach that cares for someone’s unconscious through empathy and safety while identifying and increasing their strengths.”
Interested in speaking with Susan?