About

I received my B.A. in History from UCLA and my Master of Arts in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, CA. Prior to starting my private practice in 2007, I facilitated groups for children who had experienced the death of a parent, educated UCLA and USC medical students on the importance of quality and respectful end of life care for patients, and worked at several community mental health facilities in Los Angeles and Portland.

I continue my professional education through seminars and workshops, as well as case consultation with colleagues so that I can better serve my clients. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (C2498).

My philosophy of therapy

In my experience, therapy is a unique and dynamic process that involves both subtle shifts and meaningful changes. My approach to therapy combines warmth, humor and creativity and is very collaborative. I provide therapy for people interested in depth work and "fine tuning" as well as those in immediate crisis. I work with individuals from a perspective that helps them to feel encouraged, valued and productive in their lives with our therapeutic relationship as the foundation for change. Goal setting can be very useful to move the therapy forward and alter patterns of thought and behavior that are interfering with the life that you want for yourself. Depending on your preferences and needs, you and I may decide to work together briefly to manage a current challenge or longer-term to resolve more persistent, chronic difficulties and achieve lasting results.

Contact

3954 N Williams Ave,
Portland, OR 97227

Phone: 503.995.5264
susan@danehytherapy.com