About Susanna

I am passionate about working with people of all cultures and backgrounds to overcome obstacles to achieve their most meaningful and fulfilling lives. I provide therapy in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and specialize in helping couples on the brink with an active and relational approach. Why not bring curiosity, humor and love into the therapy space? This journey is hard, serious work, and it can also be fascinating and fun!

My specialized training and experience in structural family therapy and trauma therapy help me guide clients towards freeing themselves from harmful patterns and moving towards their goals. I have worked as a social worker and therapist in primary health care centers, homeless drop-in centers, and youth/family service agencies. In addition to providing individual, couples and family therapy, I also have experience with group therapy, training healthcare providers in trauma-informed approaches, affordable housing advocacy, and nonprofit organizational change management.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my twin boys, exploring hiking trails, doing yoga and reading / learning ancient texts.

MSW, University of Maryland – Social Work (Mental Health)

Family conflict, depression, anxiety/panic, grief and loss, trauma, couples and family therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, trauma therapy, experiential therapy (for panic and anxiety) 

Office Locations:
Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Olney

Maryland: LCSW-C 20807

Connect with Susanna:

Phone: (301) 960-3955

Email: hello@TheMindfulHeartLLC.com

Psychology Today: www.PsychologyToday.com