Susan Cohen, LCSW - Connecticut Therapist at Grow Therapy

Susan Cohen

Susan Cohen

(she/her)

LCSW
25 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
In-person
45 Baxter Rd, M...

Hello New Clients! Through Grow Therapy, you can make appointments with me at: https://provider.growtherapy.com/book-appointment?id=5655&utm_source=provider-sourced&utm_medium=booking-link&utm_campaign=provider-dashboard OR new prospective clients may call Grow Therapy to register for your first session: +1 (786) 755-1863 You have reached the CT psychotherapy office of Susan Cohen. Register with Grow Therapy and make an appointment or ask me questions before we gin on the Grow platform in Messages. Specializations include: •Trauma recovery •Wholistic Counseling for Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss & other situational challenges •Person Centered theory for empowerment, improving self confidence and moving towards your best life. I specialize in psychotherapy with individuals, families, couples, & teens of diverse backgrounds, gender preferences and addiction prevention/recovery support. I also treat depression, anxiety, grief and trauma recovery using a wholistic counseling approach. Clients describe my work as an empowering, compassionate and a collaborative experience where goals are set by you. To call or contact the GrowTherapy Office to set up appointments use the following info: Susan5655@growtherapy.com Strengths. Clients feedback includes a strong capacity to develop relationships as a tool for healing, experience, and the ability to relate using active listening skills, and compassion. I believe in the moving through stressful & traumatic experiences into one's life with new purpose. Telehealth Tips If you're used to seeing your mental health professional in their office, it may take some time to adjust to this new process. Take heart that our patients typically find video conferencing beneficial. Make a list of the main symptoms you want to address in the conversation. Also be sure to indicate when your symptoms started, what tends to exacerbate them, and what, if anything, seems to soothe them. Write down questions. Remember that mental health appointments are a two-way street. This is your chance to ask questions you have about your symptoms, brain scan, diagnosis, and treatment. Having a list of questions ready can help you remember to ask them. Have your medical and psychiatric history handy. Your therapist may ask questions about past medical or psychological issues in addition to inquiring about names and dosages of medications you have taken. Having this information available can save precious minutes during your appointment so you can spend more time talking about how you are going to get healthy. Minimize distractions and choose a quiet, comfortable spot One of the best strategies to ensure a meaningful appointment is to eliminate distractions. Close your door, turn off the notifications on your phone, and make sure someone is watching the kids so you can focus. Being able to hear clearly is another important element of an effective mental Tele-Health Zoom appointment. Try to minimize any background noise, such as the TV, the washing machine, or a barking dog. In addition, it's important that you feel comfortable in your setting during your appointment. Find a spot where you are relaxed and at ease. Troubleshoot technology beforehand. Find out what technology will be used and make sure you know how to use it prior to your appointment. Are you signed up for Zoom, Skype, or another video conferencing app? Do you know how it works? If you have never used the app before, do a practice call with a friend beforehand so you can work out the kinks. Set a reminder to keep appointment. Most of us can benefit from helpful reminders and alerts from our digital calendars. Setting your calendar to send you an alert 5-10 minutes prior to your virtual session can give you the time to gather your lists and questions and to prepare yourself mentally. Reminders can be especially critical if you have a tendency to be forgetful or inattentive. Unblock your phone. If you're doing a phone call, make sure your phone isn't set to block unknown callers and answer your phone at the designated time even if it shows that it's from an unknown caller. DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT Take notes and/or ask for a recap. I specialize in integrative psychotherapy with individuals, families, couples, & teens of diverse backgrounds such as , gender preferences and addiction prevention/recovery support. I treat grief and trauma recovery using a therapeutic Mindful practice & therapeutic yoga adding up to a wholistic counseling approach. Clients describe my work as an empowering and collaborative experience where goals are set by you. Remember that mental health appointments are a two-way street. This is your chance to ask questions you have about your symptoms, brain scan, diagnosis, and treatment. Having a list of questions ready can help you remember to ask them. Have your medical and psychiatric history handy. Your Amen Clinics specialist may ask questions about past medical or psychological issues in addition to inquiring about names and dosages of medications you have taken. Having this information available can save precious minutes during your appointment so you can spend more time talking about how you are going to get healthy. Minimize distractions and choose a quiet, comfortable spot One of the best strategies to ensure a meaningful appointment is to eliminate distractions. Close your door, turn off the notifications on your phone, and make sure someone is watching the kids so you can focus. Being able to hear clearly is another important element of an effective mental telehealth appointment. Try to minimize any background noise, such as the TV, the washing machine, or a barking dog. In addition, it's important that you feel comfortable in your setting during your appointment. Find a spot where you are relaxed and at ease. Troubleshoot technology beforehand. Find out what technology will be used and make sure you know how to use it prior to your appointment. Are you signed up for Zoom, Skype, or another video conferencing app? Do you know how it works? Ifyou have never used the app before, do a practice call with a friend beforehand so you can work out the kinks. Set an alert. Most of us can benefit from helpful reminders and alerts from our digital calendars. Setting your calendar to send you an alert 5-10 minutes prior to your virtual session can give you the time to gather your lists and questions and to prepare yourself mentally. Reminders can be especially critical if you have a tendency to be forgetful or inattentive. Unblock your phone. If you're doing a phone call, make sure your phone isn't set to block unknown callers and answer your phone at the designated time even if it shows that it's from an unknown caller. DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT Take notes and/or ask for a recap. CBT DBT Feminist theory Transactional Analysis Diversity of gender & LGBT+Q persons Addiction relapse prevention & recovery treatment See Individuals, Couples, Families & Teens Video sessions are available. Sincerely, Susan Cohen, LCSW

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

After a session, you will begin using tools & skills presented to specifically support your personal growth. Some of these tools are: •Journaling •De-stressing with family & significant others, at work or during personal time •Worksheets to explore your history and to connect to the present when applicable, •Communication skills using NVC (non-violent communication verbally, physically and intentionally.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

Clients feedback describe my strong capacity to develop relationships as a tool for healing, and the ability to use active listening skills, and compassion. I believe in healing problems in order to evolve towards living up to your best potential.

About Susan Cohen

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Licensed in

Address

45 Baxter Rd, Mansfield, CT. 06268

Appointments

Virtual & in-person

My treatment methods

Mind-body approach

Hello, The Mind-body approach is a way to look at your feelings, thoughts and challenges that includes information from your whole self. Therefore issues include past and present history/herstory to understand yourself as well as to creat golas that help work through challenges you have now. I look forward to meeting you and exploring with you soon! Susan Cohen, LCSW

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I have trained and practiced in many modalities that include: person-centered therapy, Trauma recovery, DBT to incorporate a strong skill that includes mindfulness, all gender inclusiveness. With your unique situation, we discuss ways to work and select specific skill building and expressive arts or feeling work to bring about healing.

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