Susan Heitler, PhD
Susan Heitler, PhD
|Professions: Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Psychologist - 571|
Billing and Insurance
Fees: My fees are at the 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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I begin therapy with talking with you so that together we can identify the specific problems in your life that have been provoking the negative emotions that caused you to seek out a therapist.
I would also, early on in treatment, use specialized techniques for reducing or removing altogether negative emotions like depression, anger and anxiety.
My role then focuses on guiding you toward more effective solutions to these dilemmas. That's why I entitled my book for therapists on therapy From Conflict To Resolution.
Along the way on our therapeutic journey together I might explore with you how your earlier ife experiences may be affecting your current difficulties, for better and for worse.
I would help you to appreciate your existing strengths. And I would coach you to upgrade any weaker psychological skill areas so that you can feel confident in your ability to sustain your increasing feelings of well-being.
Altogether, my emotional support, use of distress-reduction techniques, guidance in resolving your life challenges, plus mentoring all aim to enable you to emerge from every therapy session feeling better and better about yourself, your important relationships, and your life.
Email or Call Susan Heitler, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01859
More Info About My Practice
My office suite includes multiple excellent therapists. Our fees range depending on our training levels and experience. Altogether our expertise covers conventional therapy methods like psychodynamic, CBT and couple/family therapy plus newer treatment methods like visualization, EFT, Emotion Code and more.
If you contact our office suite, Janet and Teresa, the office staff who answer our phone and email inquiries, will work with you to arrange fees, payment schedules and appointment times. Please feel welcome to call or email them to discuss which therapist would be best for your specific needs.
If you are experiencing relationship difficulties, you might check out my inexpensive online program at is based on my books The Power of Two and The Power of Two Workbook.
For help with depression, anger, anxiety, addictions and general well-being, I offer free self-help information, videos and worksheets at These offerings are based on my book Prescriptions Without Pills.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I specialize in treatment of depression, anxiety, anger and marriage difficulties.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
As I explain in my books From Conflict to Resolution (for therapists) and Prescriptions Without Pills (for general readers), most emotional difficulties stem from life challenges that you are having difficulty solving. My job as therapist is to help you to find solutions to these personal, work, and relationship challenges so that you can return to the realm of well-being.
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, and in the process to help you to bring an end to negative feelings like depression, anxiety and anger.
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.
Another aspect of therapy for which I feel appreciative is that all I learn about helping my clients also helps me in my own life, adding to my successes in both my work world and in enjoying a warm and strong family life.
My Role as a Therapist
My goal is for you to thrive. I therefore regard my therapist 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 feel better, soon, by helping you to resolv whatever issues have been troubling 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, and at the same time, 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 depending on the breadth and depth of your difficulties. While my typical case lasts around three months, many clients need fewer sessions. 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
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
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