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Susan Rice, MA, LAC

I am passionate about working with children and adults who are feeling stuck in emotional or relational challenges. Whether disturbance comes from unmet childhood needs, trauma, losses or other unexpected life events, I work collaboratively with clients in therapy to restore their emotional and relational wellbeing. My experience, including a background in nursing and learning in a psychiatric hospital environment with a variety of levels of care helps me develop a holistic approach to each person’s needs. “A problem shared is a problem halved”: my aim is to come alongside you in your time of need so you will not feel alone in your experience.

Susan Rice

Professional Focus

  • Children, college students, adults, couples, and families 

  • Parenting and relationship challenges 

  • Anxiety, depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, and personality disorders 

  • Traumatic experiences: PTSD/PTSI 

  • Grief 

  • Spiritual/faith-based counseling


Modality & Approach

  • Trauma-informed, person-centered approach 

  • Cultural and religious sensitivity 

  • REBT - Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: (cognitive therapy) 

  • DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and EFT (emotion-focused therapy) for anxiety, depression


Personal Interests

  • Multicultural background; interest in working with people from a variety of cultures (I grew up in Scotland, UK; Malawi, Africa, and Papua New Guinea.) I have also lived in Germany and raised my children in both the UK and the US. 

  • Interest in cycling, motorcycling, nature, hiking, reading, Scottish country dancing, and British shows on Netflix/Britbox


Education & Experience

  • MA, Mental Health Counseling, Nyack College, NY 

  • BA, English Literature & Philosophy, University of Glasgow, Scotland 

  • LPN - Specializing in Developmental Disability Nursing 


To contact Susan Rice, please email

In-Person Appointments available in Ramsey, NJ

Telehealth appointments available

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