Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Specialties & expertise
Perinatal mental health
Susan Lemor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a practice in the Flatiron District of New York City. Her practice focuses on relationship challenges, professional or family stress, and major life changes. As a couples therapist, Susan helps partners improve communication, rekindle intimacy, and gain greater effectiveness in co-parenting. She also specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, especially among expecting, pregnant, and new mothers.
Susan uses evidence-based treatment approaches to provide clients with individualized care suited to their concerns. Using approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy, she collaborates with all her clients to understand both how past experiences influence the present, and how to change behaviors to resolve immediate issues and concerns.
In addition to her private practice, Susan has also had experience working with couples and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, where she presently still works with a team on a research project. She is dedicated to creating a safe space in which clients feel safe, comfortable, and ready to move forward.
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Family relationships – Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
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
Infertility counseling – Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss
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 through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Parenting – Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Perinatal mental health – Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Susan is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $250/session (50min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $150 - $250 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Susan will provide you with an invoice.
Message to clients
"Life like love is never constant, it is a process."
Treatment approachesCognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Internal Family SystemsIFS is a type of therapy that views the mind as a combination of relatively discrete subpersonalities each with its own viewpoint and qualities that interact with one another. IFS aims to understand how these collections of subpersonalities are organized and promote harmony among them. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2011 - 2018
Ackerman Associate, 2016 - 2018
Ackerman Institute, 2012 - 2016
Washington Square Institute, 2012 - 2016
Freudian Society, 2012 - 2014
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 2011