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Susan Ericson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Anxiety-Depression-Stress management-Self-esteem- Life transitions- Relationship issues-
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Professional statement

Susan Ericson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Shelton, CT who specializes in working with adults and couples. Susan’s style is collaborative and non-judgemental, as she supports clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and stress related to school, work or relationships.

Susan’s approach stems from her background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), both of which look at the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Susan emphasizes the importance of self-awareness and mindfulness as her clients learn how to change self-defeating thoughts and behaviors and "get out of their own way". At the very core of Susan’s practice is positive self-esteem, self-healing and empowerment, which allows her clients to cultivate their own resilience.

Susan received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work, and subsequently received a certification in DBT. Susan has been in social work for over 15 years and continues to support her clients’ personal growth through her private practice.

Message to clients

Making the decision to start therapy can be a difficult one and you may have been considering and contemplating this decision for a while. So - first of all - congratulations for deciding to make your mental health a priority!

My therapeutic approach is down-to-earth and straighforward, yet caring and encouraging. I try to create an environment where my clients can feel comfortable, listened to and not judged.

I believe therapy can be whatever you as the client want it to be. You set the goals - whether it be to learn tools and techniques to improve your mood, to have support with decision making and problem solving or to be able to express your thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. Many times a little support, feedback and validation is all we need to initiate a desired change in our lives.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Private Practice, Individual and Couples Therapist
Behavioral Health Center - Middlebury, Individual Therapist
Griffin Hospital - Derby, Individual and Group Therapist
BHcare - Branford, Individual and Group Therapist

Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW, 2003
University of PA, BA, 1988


Connecticut: 007107




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • HUSKY Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$100 (60min)
  • Initial session:$125 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$100 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Client testimonials

"We talked about my situation and set up a time to talk. Susan was very helpful and we had a great conversation!"
- Zencare client March 2021
"She was willing to help me find the support I needed."
- Zencare client January 2024

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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