Susan  Spilman
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Susan Spilman

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Downtown Not Accepting In-person

Greetings! If my schedule doesn't work with yours, feel free to message me to see about other options.

Updated November 14, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr Susan Spilman in a licensed psychologist --clinical and holisitc---in Florida who is currently offering online therapy. She finds that people seeking therapy are usually in acute distress and often have repeating patterns in their life that are causing them pain. Her focus is on listening deeply to the client's experiencel and reflecting back to check that I have understood what they are expressing.ooking at the patterns in a person's life, exploring where these came from and then working in the present to help her clients change these patterns that are not working for them.

Dr Spilman's backgroun in Existential psychology, Buddhist philosophy and extensive clinical pracitce plus her own experiences in self-development inform her appraoch to helping clients. Compassionate listening is a center of her approach where the client feels safe and listened to. If she sees patterns in the client's life, she will inquire about the client's past, exlore where these patterns came from and then helping her clients change any patterns that are not working for them.

Dr Spilman has found that the use of various behavioral approaches can help her clients to make the changes they decide are necessary.

Dr Spilman has extensive and varied experience, having worked in many different clinical settings---from state hospitals with very disturbed patients, to community mental health and a long-standing private practice in the United States and Bali, Indonesia where she lived for many years.

Dr Spilman is available online.


Message to clients

Greetings---I understand the pain of our life not going well: transitions, loss, conflict and general unhappiness. I would love to help you explore issues in your life that are concerning you, where they came from and how to make changes that will lead to a life you are happy with. I know that finding a therapist you connect with and can feel safe with can be a challenge---having seen several therapists over the course of my life. The free consultations are a good way to get a feel for me and any other therapist.

I have lived a rather non-traditional life, living in Bali, Indonesia for 20 years. This both reflects my rather adventurist spirit and indicates I am open to helping you explore your dreams and breaking out of any ways you feel confined--by yourself, your family patterns and/or your culture.

Helping you live the life you want is an important focus for me. Developing awareness of what is in the way and then finding ways to change patterns that aren't working for you is a major goal.

If this resonates with you, I look forward to meeting you and starting this journey! Any questions, please ask and/or set up a brief intro chat.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

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

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

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Susan Spilman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $125
  • Initial session: $125 (60min)
  • Individual Session: $100 (45min)

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please discuss any concerns you have about fees or billing with me.

Includng the possibility of using your Health Insurance.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am to 5pm
  • Tue not available
  • Wed 10am to 5 pm
  • Thu 8am to 5 pm
  • Fri 10am to 5pm
  • Sat Not available
  • Sun 3-5pm

Downtown practice
430 Bay St NE, St Petersburg, Florida 33701
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8-11am
  • Tue 8-11am and 3-5 pm
  • Wed 8-11am please inquire about others
  • Thu 8-11am and 3-5 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 50 years

In general Self-employed, Private Practice, 1976 - Present
Yoga Barn, Bali, Indonesia, Specialty Energy Healing, 2018 - Present
Self-employed Private practice in Bali, Indonesia, Life Coaching, 2001 - 2021
Cape Cod Hopital, MA, Psychologist, 2020 - 2021
Several, MA, Neuropsych testing for Dementia, 1995 - 2000
Community Mental Health, CO, Co-ordinator/Psychologist, 1976 - 1978
Dixmont State Hopitial, PA, Psychology Dept, 1970 - 1975

Duquesne University, PhD, 1974


Licensure

Florida: PY 11837


Languages

English