Suzanne Bien Bonet


Suzanne Bien Bonet


Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychoanalyst - 000495-1
Secondary Credential: Creative Arts Therapist - 000247-1
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna


140 Riverside Drive, Suite 1A
New York City, New York 10024

My Approach to Helping

Do you feel blocked, stuck, unfulfilled by your relationships or work? I can help by providing you with a safe space to explore the issues that may be holding you back from reaching your full potential. I have over 20 years in private practice and my approach is direct, interactive and supportive. We all want the experience of having someone to acknowledge and resonate with the core of what makes us unique. This relationship that develops through the establishment of trust and honesty provides the foundation for the work of therapy. Together we can face the present as well as uncover obstacles and patterns that have their roots in the past. Through this process new perspectives are gained as we join forces to make the changes that lead to more satisfying, creative and meaningful choices.

More Info About My Practice

Please visit my web site for more information about me and my services.

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

Even though I have a very general psychotherapy practice and have worked with a wide variety of issues there are several that I have developed as specialties.
I have a background in substance abuse treatment and have worked in the addiction field as a clinician, teacher and supervisor. I see many people who are in various stages of recovery or who are questioning their use of substances. I am a firm believer that psychotherapy is a critical part of the recovery process. Every person who suffers from an addiction is also suffering from underlying emotional pain. While there are many different reasons why people become addicted, the addiction process itself creates a tremendous amount of suffering for the addict as well as their loved ones. My approach is focused on first determining the nature of the problem and defining the steps that need to be taken to address this. I will work with you to set up a treatment approach that we can follow and I will assist you in establishing other supports and services when needed.

Another specialty of mine is working with people in the creative arts. My own background in the arts as well as my training as an art therapist has given me a first hand connection with the issues that surround the creative process. Creative blocks, life style conflicts and the need for self expression are common factors. I also understand the deep connections that are at the foundation of creative work and will assist and support you in this process

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Substance abuse, addiction, alcoholism, codependency, artists, musicians, dancers, writers, couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology
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