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I received all my formal education on the East coast. I earned a graduate degree in 2000 from the University at Buffalo, with a specialization in child and adolescent mental health. My undergraduate work was completed at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. I graduated from both institutions magna cum laude.

I am licensed in the state of California as a licensed clinical social worker (Susan Goetz, CA license #LCS 21870). I have lived and worked in Sacramento since 2000 and have been in full-time private practice since 2008. Prior to being in private practice, my experience includes work in the foster care system, children’s mental health, inpatient psychiatric for adolescents, outpatient intensive program for adults, and emergency room social work. My diverse experience working with teens and families enable me to help you achieve well-being in your family or personal life.

In 2010, I completed my training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is highly effective in work with trauma, including abuse, complicated grief, bullying, and phobias. Both adolescents and adults have benefited from EMDR treatment in seeing faster, longer lasting therapeutic results.

I have an office in midtown Sacramento and an office in El Dorado Hills. I feel well versed in the challenges facing modern day teens and their families. I also love working with adults from all walks of life!  My therapeutic work is informed by approaches including but not limited to: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Byron Katie’s “The Work”, Elaine Aron’s Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  My office is LGBTQ friendly.
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