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Susan Overhauser   (#456)   
Basic Information
Location
Lafayette, CA
Email Address
Phone
925-386-6062
Mobile Phone
925-486-6062
Fax
510 222-2090
Company
Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute
Title
Psychological Assistant
Address
3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suites B201 & A200

Lafayette, CA  
94549
USA


Personal Information
Additional Information
Pro Bono
No
Evening Hours
Yes
Email Address Alternate
susanover@comcast.net
Profession
Postdoctoral Fellow/Resident
Education and Experience
Ph.D., Child Psychology, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
B.S., Psychology, University of California Berkeley
EMDR Certification, JFK University
Certification in Anthroposophic Psychotherapy, Association for Anthroposophic Psychology
Community Institute for Psychotherapy, San Rafael
Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute, Lafayette
More Personal Info
I am passionate about helping people more deeply connect with their authentic selves.  Individualized and culturally-sensitive care includes modalities such as EMDR, psychodynamic therapy, depth work, somatic psychotherapy, expressive arts, sandplay, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.  I find that uncovering the emotions and deep motivations which underlie a person’s actions is the key step towards enacting change.  By facilitating inner work, I help people discover a clear path forward.

I have served children, teens, and families since 1993 in multiple settings including schools, day camps, community clinics, and private practice.  I work with young children using play therapy, sandplay, and expressive arts to address anxieties and behavior problems.  Tweens and teens often come with concerns about academic stress, mood, gender exploration, and peer and family difficulties. Adults may come to deepen self-knowledge and explore spiritual growth.  Survivors of child abuse find they can arrive at a place where the past loses much of its power in shaping the future.  Couples explore ways to reconnect with one another, increasing engagement and intimacy.  Families are helped to find ways to interact more harmoniously and to communicate authentically.

I am certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Anthroposophic Psychotherapy, a form of transpersonal therapy, and I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy.  My Ph.D. in Child Psychology is from the University of Minnesota (1993), and I hold both public and Waldorf teaching credentials.  I am eager to collaborate to facilitate transformation.

I am member of the California Psychological Association, Contra Costa Psychological Association, Alameda County Psychological Association, International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR International Association, Association for Anthroposophic Psychology,  and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.  I am a past member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Society for Research on Child Development.  I have published several articles on adolescence, family relations, peer relations, assessment, trauma, and spirituality.  I have taught psychology and child development at the university level.
License Type
Psychologist
License Number
PSB94023369
Date of License (Year)
2017
State of License
CA
Years of Clinical Experience
2
Institution
University of Minnesota
Degrees
PhD
Date Degree Received (Year)
1993
Professional Conduct
True
Wheelchair Accessible
Yes

Biography

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