Therapist Profile

Name:
Susan Watkins, PsyD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1720 South Amphlett Blvd, Suite 220K San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone:
(650) 591-3447
Website:
License Number
LMFT34412
Practicing Since:
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Susan Watkins is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a clinical Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) with emphasis on Stress and Trauma. Trained at the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and schooled in the use of therapeutic interventions for trauma and stress, Susan has worked with victims/surviviors of traumatic experiences and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse since 1994, with Family Service Agency of San Mateo, as well as in private practice setting. Susan facilitates group, individual, and family therapy, supporting clients to better cope with intense emotional stress and enhance feelings of competency and resiliency. Susan brings her years of experience as a professional classical dancer (with London's Royal Ballet and New York's Joffery Ballet) and her work teaching ballet and creative movement to her work leading seminars in stress management. Much experience in leading therapeutic groups combines with her knowledge and love of music and movement to create an environment of trust and safety where corporate, educational, or clinical populations can experience a body-mind approach to stress management. Susan's training in Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, and Dance Movement Therapy support this work, as does her academic background studying the research on stress management and the effects of trauma, which gives a firm foundation for the rationale for this work.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual, Family, Couple and Children
Insurance
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Psy.D., Psychology, Southern Calif. Univer. Professional Studies, 1999

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Children
Couples
EMDR
Individual
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
E.M.D.R. Stress Management Trauma
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity

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