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Susan Gardner, LCSW

Susan Gardner, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LIC NO. 29711

CA Telehealth

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have clinical experience working with adults, young adults, families, adolescents, and children. I help people seeking relief from anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with people in recovery from various addictions, and codependency/family of origin issues. I also have experience working with families with children and adolescents in a strength-based solution-focused method. I work with couples utilizing research-based interventions, and solution focused therapy. My therapeutic style is empathetic, and I try to provide a safe environment for people to discuss their struggles, and work toward goals. I am eager to provide support and non-judgmental listening. I also utilize various therapeutic interventions which are individualized for each person, including: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, and Emotional Freedom technique. I have worked in the field of social work for 20 + years. I have experience in working with hospitals providing out-patient therapy, in-patient, and day treatment therapy. I have extensive experience in providing group therapy for adults and adolescents. I have worked with Wraparound model of care for children and families, and individual therapy for foster youth and their families. I have worked with people from a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and various religious, cultural, and spiritual beliefs. I use a client-centered approach, which means that you are the one who defines your goals, and I am here to help you to meet them. I provide a supportive environment for you to process your feelings and thoughts, and to help in your healing and personal growth.


Historical/Intergenerational Trauma
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Women's Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Behavioral Issues
Child or Adolescent Issues
Chronic Relapse
Coping Skills
Dual Diagnosis
Foster Care Issue
Highly Sensitive Person
Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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