Susan Brown, LCSW

 “No-nonsense to-the-heart-of-the-matter approach”

Susan Brown

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
& Board Certified Diplomate
EMDRIA Certified and Approved Consultant 
Basic Training Facilitator for the EMDR Institute
Specialty Workshop Provider on Addictions
IFS informed therapist

If you would like to learn more about me and my story within the psychotherapy fieId, I  invite you to click on “Podcast” to listen to this recent interview on “Shrinks Rap”

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Certified Diplomate in San Diego, CA. I have been in private practice in La Mesa, California since 1987 (see my CV for detailed professional history). I am known for a no-nonsense, to-the-heart-of-the-matter approach. This simply means I tend to be direct and have a long-practiced ability to get to the heart of a problem quickly. Separating critical issues from the irrelevant can save time and money.
My work as a counselor is based on the assumption that good character, accountability, healthy relationships, and balance create a foundation for a satisfying, meaningful life.
My specialties include complex trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, addictions, and behavioral compulsions (pornography, gambling, compulsive eating, shopping, etc.) depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. 
I specialized in the integration of EMDR therapy and IFS (Internal Family Systems) informed procedures for the treatment of this challenging population.