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Susan Rice, MA, LAC


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Susan Rice takes a compassionate and empathetic approach to counseling, helping clients uncover the root causes of emotional, relational, and psychological challenges. Susan believes “A problem shared is a problem halved.” She works with adults, children, and families to help them gain new perspective and purpose. She equips clients to use their unique strengths to develop confidence, resilience, and coping skills, and offers a wide range of practical tools to alleviate anxiety and depression. Susan aims to treat the long-term and often hidden impacts of traumatic experiences. She also has expertise in family conflict and developmental disorders. Susan earned her master’s degree in counseling from Nyack College and has a background in nursing in the field of developmental disability.

Professional Focus

  • Adults, children, and families
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • ADHD
  • Grief
  • PTSD and trauma-related problems

Modality & Approach

  • Psychodynamic, person-centered approach
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • CBT
  • EFT (emotional freedom technique) for anxiety, phobias, and depression

Personal Interests

  • Multicultural background; interest in working with people from a variety of cultures (She grew up in Scotland, UK; Malawi, Africa, and Papua New Guinea.) She also lived in Germany and raised her children in both the UK and the US.
  • Enjoys being out in nature, motorcycling/touring, historical fiction, Scottish country dancing

Education & Experience

  • MA, Mental Health Counseling, Nyack College, NY 
  • BA, English Literature & Philosophy, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Editing & Proofreading/publishing
  • LPN – Specializing in Developmental Disability Nursing, Group Home nurse

To contact Susan Rice, please email newpatient@medpsychnj.com.