Karen Sussan, LMHC


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I work with adults having problems with relationships, grief, anxiety, and depression as well as life transitions. Past trauma and issues from childhood underscore these present coping difficulties. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with certification as a spiritually integrated psychotherapist. My clients are from diverse cultures, values, religious or spiritual orientations. I am client-centered and value the individuality and dignity of each client. I welcome prospective clients to reach out to discuss their particular concerns.

Education & Experience

First, I trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy through a clinical residency. Later, I trained in cognitive behavioral psychotherapy (CBT) through affiliations with mental health clinics and state facilities. I am certified in Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) with ACPE and am an authorized SIP trainer. I am certified with EMDRIA to conduct EMDR therapy. I am also ordained and have worked in hospitals, rehab centers, hospice but especially psychiatric facilities.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I serve as the team leader for an all-volunteer remote support service, RUACH: Emotional and Spiritual Support. I am a member of Open Path. EMDRIA NASW NYSMHCA ACPE-SIP Neshamah: Jewish Chaplaincy Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • UnitedHealth

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