Susan Hamburger Guthrie, PhD, LMFT

Susan Hamburger Guthrie, PhD, LMFT

Professions: Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - 0000380
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 21178
Office 1
4074 Bimini Ct
Boulder, Colorado 80301 - United States
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I have been a student of the mystery and science of psychology since I was seventeen. What fascinates and inspires me the most is our ability to change, adapt, and grow from and through almost any situation. Psychotherapy is the tool with which, in my personal and professional experience, profound mental and emotional development, transformation, and healing is possible. It has the potential to change the whole direction of a person's life.

My approach to helping the people I work with is to invite them to the field of what's possible for and about them. Most of us make judgments about ourselves and others early on, and live our lives around these misunderstandings. I work to help people identify, understand, and work to let go of the misbeliefs they hold. Most importantly, I help people learn ways of forgiving themselves and others for the imaginary and sometimes very real mistakes they've made.

There is a saying in the recovery community; Pain is necessary, suffering is optional. At the source of my work is my belief that once we accept the inevitable pain of life and allow and acknowledge it, much of our suffering disappears. What I love about psychotherapy is watching and helping clients grow into the joyful, productive beings they are designed to be.

Email or Call Susan Hamburger Guthrie, PhD, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21178

More Info About My Practice

I offer a free 30 minute consultation to talk about a person's specific concerns and to get a sense if we would work effectively together. Insurance not accepted, private fee only. Sliding fee possible in some cases.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I've been a grief therapist and educator for over twenty years in Boulder County. What I have learned in my years in practice is that most psychotherapy, most of what deeply pains us, is loss. Sometimes the loss is a loss of life, like a wife loosing her husband or a parent loosing a child. But often it is another, less visible loss - like the loss of self-confidence that comes with a divorce or never having had a child. Sometimes it's the loss of never having felt deeply loved or appreciated by a person we love or admire.

Much of my work is helping clients uncover hidden losses. Then I have the honor of helping them walk through their own unique healing journey. Often by acknowledging the pain, and by simply having our story be understood by another, much of the loneliness and emptiness lessens. What I hold deeply is that we grow from loss. There is an adage that we become strong in the broken places. This has been my experience in the most loving and profound ways possible.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Hakomi
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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