Susan Heitler, PhD
|Professions: Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist - 571|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: My fees are at the very high end, and I do not take insurance.
My office suite however includes multiple therapists whose treatment methods are similar to mine. Their fees range broadly, and several of them take insurance.
If you phone the secretaries in our suite at 303 388-4211, they are glad to discuss with you which therapist would be best for your particular needs, both in terms of therapy techniques and financial considerations.
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My first goal is to hear what problems concern you. I then work with you to re-address these dilemmas in new and more effective ways.
As part of your growth, we may explore the family of origin sources of your hot button issues and of your patterns of dealing with difficulties (conflicts). Glancing at the rear view mirror can give you vitally important understandings.
At the same time, my main focus when I work with you will be on helping you to solve your current life dilemmas, including equipping you with the emotion management, inner calm, and communication skills that can enable you to enjoy a future of well-being.
Email or Call Susan Heitler, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01859
More Info About My Practice
My office suite includes multiple therapists--mainly psychologists plus a psychiatrist, masters level psychotherapists, and an energy therapist with expertise in EFT, bioengergetics, kinesiology and Emotion Code treatment methods. Our fees range depending on our training levels and experience.
The therapists in my suite and I share a secretary who is glad to work with you to arrange fees, payment schedules and appointment times. Please feel welcome to call or email my office to reach the secretaries and to discuss which therapist would be best suited for you.
If you would like to begin getting relationship help with a fun interactive program you can do from home, you might check out my inexpensive web-based program called PowerOfTwoMarriage. My young adult children and I designed this program, which is based on my book, The Power of Two, for people experiencing relationship bumps who would like to try getting inexpensive help from home before or in addition to going the counseling route.
Lastly, I am a major believer in self-help, guided by "bibliotherapy," that is, in writing books that you and others can use as reliable self-help manuals. Do check out The Power of Two, a book and a workbook for couples who want to solidify their relationship skills, and Prescriptions Without Pills: For Relief from Depression, Anger, Anxiety, and More.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
My specialties are treatment of depression, anxiety, anger and marriage difficulties.
In my book From Conflict to Resolution I explain that most emotional difficulties stem from facing problems you are having difficulty solving. My job as therapist is to help you to find solutions so that your negative emotions dissipate and your relationships become comfortable and gratifying.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Psychotherapy helps you by helping you to understand more clearly the situations that are causing you emotional pain, and then by guiding you to solutions to these problems.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The purpose of psychotherapy is to aid you in resolving the issues you have sought a therapist to help you with.
I begin each session therefore by asking you what you want to focus on for that hour. By the end of the session, you should feel that you have made concrete progress on resolving these dilemmas.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
One thing that I love about being a therapist is that there is always more to learn. I have added, for instance, a therapy professional who does energy therapies to my suite. His energy therapy techniques are astoundingly potent. We often work together on cases. Seeing the amazingly profound and rapid changes his techniques enable people to make thrills me.
I encourage my clients to use my colleague's energy therapy techniques in addition to my own for many specific kinds of problems. Energy therapies are to traditional talk therapies what alternative medicine techniques like acupuncture are to traditional medical practices.
My Role as a Therapist
I see my role as involving three hats:
1)Healer. When I am wearing my healer hat my job is to alleviate painful emotional states such as anger, depression and anxiety.
2) Guide. As an expert in the pathways from conflict to resolution, I keep you moving toward, safely, toward positive solutions to your issues, dilemmas and conflicts.
3)Coach. As coach, I teach skills so that my clients can learn how to keep negative emotions such as anxiety, depression and anger minimal and fill their lives instead with positive well-being, joy, and gratifying relationships.
My Therapy Focus
As I wrote above, my focus is on helping you to resolve whatever issues trouble you. Resolve means that you have found a course of action that leaves you feeling good.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Actually, therapy is fun. Yes, we talk about problems, but finding solutions to your problems can feel creative and uplifting.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Therapy takes anywhere from one session to months or years. My typical case is probably around three months, but many clients need fewer sessions than that, and clients who have experienced distress for many years need more.
As to when therapy is complete, that's your decision. My tendency is to encourage my birdies to fly out of the nest as soon as they can. At the same time, if you feel that you still need more help, you are the judge.
My Blog Posts
- Is It Enabling or Excessive Altruism? Exploring Codependency
- Part V: Building a Great Marriage
- Building a Great Marriage Part IV: Tone of Voice
- Cooperative Dialogue Skills: What Are They and How Can Couples Benefit?
- How Do Marriage Partners Make Effective Decisions?
- How Can Married Couples Respond When They Discover They Have Differences?
- What Does Communication Have to do With a Good Relationship?
- Building a Great Marriage
- Individual Versus Couple Therapy: What Format Is Best for Marital Problems
- Divorce Pending: Changing Curses to Blessings
- Therapists as Experts in Conflict Resolution
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Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
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