Professional Introduction

Professional Introduction

I received a Ph.D in clinical psychology in 1991 and am licensed in Pennsylvania. I worked for two years at Eastern College (now Eastern University) counseling center. Since 1993, I worked at a private group practice in Lancaster, PA. In 2017, I left this group practice and established my own. Two primary reasons for this decision are that I no longer want to work for insurance companies, and I want to more freely pursue my other interests and abilities. A more complete explanation for not working with insurance is on this website's Payment and Fees section

In my 30 years as a psychotherapist, I have learned therapy requires the committed involvement and participation of both client and therapist to achieve the client's goals. My training and experience are in helping adults and teenagers with a variety of problems including anxiety; depression; grief; relationship conflicts; unresolved trauma and abuse; navigating life changes and transitions; and self awareness and acceptance. I have additional training and experience in helping people recover from eating disorders. If you are a member of Overeaters Anonymous, welcome! I am also trained in integrating mental health and the Christian faith. I am proficient in Spanish and can work with Spanish-speaking clients

Some of the benefits my clients say they receive from therapy include:
- more ability to manage anxiety
- less depression and improved mood
- healthier relation to eating
- more self awareness and acceptance
- healing from abuse and trauma
- healing from the pain of grief
- better coping with stress
- more resilience in adjusting to life changes
- improved sleep and sleep hygiene
- healthier relationships and boundaries
- more effective communication skills
- deepening relationship with God
- more satisfaction in life

My overarching approach in therapy is psychodynamic and relational. I incorporate aspects from other approaches such as cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral and existential. The client and therapist need to have a good working relationship for therapy to be helpful. Sometimes a client and therapist can know right away if their fit is good or not. At other times, several sessions are needed. To help facilitate this process, I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and whether we can work on them together

Feel free to call me with questions or email me on my Contact page

Susan Cabouli

Thank you for visiting,
Susan Cabouli, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
License # PS006748L