California & Kansas
Area of interests include:
treating trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, disruptive and behavioral issues with individuals, children and families
breast cancer patients and survivors
Susan Schlag, MS, LMFT-Supervisor, Co-Owner
Susan is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Kansas specializing in providing trauma-informed therapy services to children, individuals and families. She received her Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University – Dominguez Hills. Susan has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families in community mental health and private practice settings. She also enjoys supervising and mentoring other clinicians and has been a clinical supervisor since 2015.
Susan is a Trauma Focused-CBT certified supervisor. Additional specialized training and certifications include EMDR Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, MAP, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, AFCBT and Seeking Safety evidenced-based therapy models. Susan is also a trained Infant Massage Parent Educator. Her areas of specialty include working with Military families, adoptive/foster families, individuals and couples dealing with fertility issues, breast cancer patients and survivors, life transitions, interpersonal relationships, and trauma/PTSD. She has been a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) since 2006 and served on the Board of the Long Beach/SouthBay chapter as Vice President of Membership and Vice President of Public Relations/Marketing.
She works from an attachment-based and family systems approach to assist individuals, couples and families in increasing their awareness and understanding of past experiences and their impact on current relationships. Furthermore, she utilizes mindfulness and client-centered techniques to empower individuals, couples and families to reach their full potential. Animal Assisted Therapy sessions with Therapy Dog, Jackson, are also available and facilitated by Susan.