Susan Ericson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Shelton, CT who specializes in working with adults and couples. Susan’s style is collaborative and non-judgemental, as she supports clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress related to school, work or relationships.
Susan’s approach stems from her background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), both of which look at the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Susan emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and mindfulness as her clients learn how to change self-defeating thoughts and behaviors and "get out of their own way". At the very core of Susan’s practice is positive self-esteem, self-healing and empowerment, which allows her clients to cultivate their own resilience.
Susan received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work, and subsequently received a certification in DBT. Susan has been in social work for over 15 years and continues to support her clients’ personal growth through her private practice.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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Years of Experience: 18 years
Private Practice, Individual and Couples Therapist, 2019 - Present
Behavioral Health Center - Middlebury, Individual Therapist, 2020 - Present
Griffin Hospital - Derby, Individual and Group Therapist, 2018 - 2020
BHcare - Branford, Individual and Group Therapist, 2013 - 2018
Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW, 2003
University of PA, BA, 1988