“I am not what happened to me.

I am what I choose to become.”

                            – Carl Jung

 

 

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Together we are experiencing a historic crisis that is creating physical, economic, and emotional pain all over the world. Especially now, I believe therapy can benefit everyone, and at its best it can be life-changing. Professional counseling can help us alleviate emotional pain, get through difficult life transitions, and guide us in discovering our potential. In the words of Joseph Campbell, “It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment — not discouragement — you will find the strength is there.”

My goal as a psychotherapist is to support you whether you’re coping with crisis, overcoming trauma, or simply craving more satisfaction and self-realization. I bring a combination of academic and clinical training, professional experience and life experience to my practice. I am passionate about helping clients navigate difficult times and connect more deeply with themselves and others. This is my life’s calling.

Finding the right therapist is one of the most important factors in successful growth. Perhaps you’ve considered talking to someone. Perhaps you are already in therapy but feel stuck. By visiting my site you have already taken an important step forward.

Areas of Expertise

I work with individuals, couples, and families, focusing on:

Relationships & Intimacy

Finding a path towards acceptance, fulfillment, or conflict resolution can seem challenging when struggling with relationship issues, divorce, or sexual concerns.

Addiction & Compulsive Behavior

If you are struggling with substance abuse, eating disorders, or compulsive tendencies, we will work through unproductive patterns to create lasting change.

Life Transitions & Crisis

Stuck or lost? Many of us go through periods in life where we feel unfulfilled, dissatisfied or confused about what we want or how to move forward with our life or career.

Anxiety & Depression

Using stress management and mindfulness techniques, you can learn how to reduce or overcome your anxiety and depression.

Trauma & Loss

Processing grief, trauma, or anger without appropriate emotional support can be overwhelming. I can work with you to create a safe environment that allows healing.

Parenting

From adolescent health to children with special needs,  I have extensive experience helping families cope with medical and mental health issues.

About Me

The passion I have for helping others crystallized during college. I volunteered at a shelter for abused women, and on the bus rides to and from the center, I would often sit next to a stranger and strike up a conversation. They would open up about their lives and their problems. I got compliments for being easy to talk to, but more importantly I discovered how much I loved to listen. It felt good when I had advice or perspective to offer. But the main thing I learned was how badly people — women at risk, but also everyday people going about their daily lives — need a chance to share and be heard.

I earned a Masters in clinical social work and have treated a variety of complex issues, including eating disorders in youths and adults, teenagers with high-risk behaviors, mental health issues in adults, chronically ill children, and challenging family struggles. These continue to be a part of my practice today. I also help women who suffer from a variety of self-esteem issues, young adults transitioning into more fully mature lives, and couples seeking to repair their relationship.

I offer a great deal of empathy to those who are experiencing turbulence in their life. My own transition from a stay-at-home mom of four, to juggling school, and then a renewed career as a divorced single mom, gives me the insight to better guide others through the process of healing, gaining self-confidence and communications skills, setting a direction, and moving forward.

As a psychotherapist, I have dedicated my life to guiding and supporting others, helping them weather adversity, and find contentment and satisfaction at various stages of their life. I employ my training and experience, but also warmth and compassion, to support each client’s unique situation.

I look forward to learning more about you, and how you might benefit from therapy in these turbulent times.

Get in touch


I’m happy to meet for a session at no charge so you can make a more informed decision. Please reach out to schedule a free consultation.

Suzanne Goodwin, LMSW, LP
[email protected]
(914) 589-6629

My Office:

88 West Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

My hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:30am – 7pm
Weekends available by appt.

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