Susan James is a psychotherapist and counselor specializing in individual, group, couples and family therapy and has expertise in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, eating disorders and other weight related issues. She maintains a private practice in California and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
With over 20 years experience as a clinician and researcher, Susan uses a combination of therapies ranging from cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic to dialectical behavioral and motivational enhancement therapy. Among her areas of expertise are:
- depression and anxiety
- substance abuse/alcoholism
- relationship/divorce issues
- work/career problems
- body image/self esteem
In addition, Susan has presented at national conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from chemical dependency treatment, eating disorders and trauma to stress management, creating permanent weight loss and relationship trust building.
Susan's treatment approach is nurturing and straightforward, providing an environment of compassion and empathy, resulting in helping people improve the quality of their life.