Susan Colburn


Susan Colburn


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Other
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
Evening Availability


567 Vauxhall Street Extension
Suite 314
Waterford, Connecticut 06385

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My Approach to Helping

As a seasoned therapist, I have come to see that we all have strengths and weaknesses, and most of us do the best we can with the tools we have learned. However, sometimes life throws us a curveball, or we are challenged by a situation with which we lack the skills to cope. This can be an unexpected physical or mental diagnosis, the loss of a job, moving to a new area, or transitioning to high school, for example. It's my job to help you to see things in a way that is empowering and to bring hope for change.

More Info About My Practice

My office hours are from Monday through Friday beginning at 2:00 pm, and my last appointment is at 7:00 pm. This is to accommodate people who work, or go to school full time. I also practice clinical hypnotherapy to help when it seems appropriate and if it is something you are interested in trying. I have found it to be very helpful, especially with anxiety and depression issues.

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

Life transitions

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Overall, psychotherapy helps by expanding one's view of the world, each person's ability to control their perception, and of the impact they can have on creating a happier life.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Depth Hypnosis
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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