Suzanne Burger


Suzanne Burger


Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 011415-1
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation


83 Old Mamaroneck Road
White Plains , New York 10605

My Approach to Helping

My focus in individual therapy is on helping people recognize how their past contributes to the challenges and conflicts they face and how their present offers them opportunities to feel, think and act in new, self-affirming ways. I help clients renegotiate past traumas so that they can feel more resilient and hopeful and work with many who struggle with anxiety andor depression to find new ways to navigate with less difficulty and more resilience. One central goal is to build on areas of strength and competence and to develop resources to counter negative patterns of living. I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist.

I am a Certified Gottman Therapist and have done extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and in Intimacy from the Inside Out (IFS' couples' model). In working with couples, I provide specific assignments for strengthening the positive aspects of the relationship and give couples tools to negotiate their differences more effectively. We explore how patterns learned in childhood are replicated in the marriagerelationship and develop strategies to alter maladaptive patterns. Learning to self-soothe in the face of conflict is a key strategy.

In 2012 I published my first self-help book for couples: Steering Your Marriage.

More Info About My Practice

Fee for service only. Sliding scale fee available. To learn more, please call me. Evening hours available.

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

I specialize in working with people who feel limited by the impact of acute or chronic trauma, be it developmental, physical or medical. I also treat couples with long-standing issues as well as acute stressors such as the loss of a child, unemployment, relocation. My specialized couples training has given me specific skills that enhance my work with couples.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • French

Groups I Work With

    Acute and complicated trauma (including developmental); loss and bereavement.

    Pre-marital counseling; Gottman Method Couples Therapy working with couples struggling with conflict, infidelity, sexual incompatibility (or sexless marriages,) or alienation; new moms and parenting issues; families dealing with chronic illness.

    I also work with new and expectant parents and am a Certified Gottman Educator who offers the Bringing Baby Home workshop developed by John and Julie Gottman.

    My child and adult practice specializes in depression, OCD and other anxiety disorders.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Yoga Therapy

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