Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
People in poly/open relationships
Specialties & expertise
Loss and grief
Susannah Hyland is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn who specializes in issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Additionally, Susannah has experience working with LGBTQIA identified clients and the various systemic challenges they often face. Susannah is also a poly- and kink-aware provider and sees both individuals and couples.
Susannah trained in Structural Family Therapy at Minuchin Center and is well versed in working with all kinds of couple and family formations. She also completed her Psychoanalytic training which has provided her with an in-depth understanding of attachment and relational theory. Susannah continues to train in other models that address the wide variance of the human experience.
Susannah feels passionately about providing treatment to people who have historically felt alienated by therapy. She works with each client to create a working relationship that is open and relaxed and empowering.
Interpersonal issues – Navigating interpersonal issues with parents, children, siblings, and/or coworkers
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
Sex therapy & sexual health – Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Couples counseling – Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Gender identity & transgender health – Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA topics – Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
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
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Susannah is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Individual sessions: $220 (45min)
Couples sessions: $260 (55min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $150 - $220 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Susannah can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
“My primary goal is provide a setting where you feel safe to hash out/explore whatever is impeding you. I am active, transparent and collaborative in session. I welcome and support any questions, concerns, ideas, anxieties, notions, curiosities you may have. I respect your experiences and expertise, and am interested in what brought you to this point.”
Treatment approachesFamily 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)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2008 - Present
Park Slope Center for Mental Health, Clinical Director, Supervisor, 2006 - 2015
Training Institute for Mental Health, Psychoanalytic Training, 2009 - 2012
Minuchin Center for the Family, Family/Couples Therapy Training, 2007 - 2009
New York University, Intensive Training 2006 - 2007
New York University School of Social Work, MSW, 2003 - 2005
Oberlin College, 2000