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"The universe is so compassionate; it allows you to draw in what you need in order to heal yourself."
Oprah Winfrey
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Susannah H. Flaherty, Psy.D.
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My life has been full of diverse experiences in a multitude of regions around the U.S. and abroad, leaving me with a deep appreciation for human difference. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona, studying both in psychology and the arts, I found my home in the field of psychology while training with a psychodynamic emphasis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

I find meaning by supporting clients with all types of clinical issues including anxiety, identity, relational, and mood concerns. My goal is to approach sensitive topics in psychotherapy with a warm, thoughtful, exploratory, and collaborative approach. I attempt to help clients feel supported and respected, so that they may strengthen their resilience and learn about themselves, even through the darkest of times.

Another major belief underlying my work is that human beings are strongly relational and that relationships can be a central part of healing. Because of this, I find treating couples issues to be a very rewarding part of my work. I have studied and received training in Gottman’s “Sound Relationship House” theory, Susan Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy, as well as Harville Hendrix’s Imago couples therapy, and I draw from each in my approach.

It is an honor to walk with clients through their life’s journey and to bear witness to their growth-- whether in their relationships with themselves or in improving and strengthening their relationships with others.