SIVIE SUCKERMAN, LMHC
Therapy, Mindfulness Classes, and Consulting Services
I am a firm believer in the power of the therapeutic relationship. I use an eclectic and playful approach which begins with establishing a therapeutic alliance based on trust, honesty, compassion, and collaboration. This means that I really like to take the time to get you to know you and understand who you are as a person before giving any feedback.
My theoretical approach is grounded in Buddhist Psychology which I believe promotes long term growth vs. short term solutions. I also integrate other approaches as necessary including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Family Systems. In taking the time to get to know you, I tailor my approach to your specific goals and interests.
I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007 and have practiced in community mental health, crisis services, school-based mental health, residential, and women's health agencies.
Before becoming a therapist, I was a theatre artist and arts educator and received a BFA in Acting with an emphasis in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts in 1998.
“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”