Susan Davis Swanson - PhD, LCSW
We’re In It Together
“Susan, after our sessions with you, Cari and I began to understand why we were having the continuous fights. After we got married, we were arguing all of the time. I thought she didn’t know what she was talking about as she had never been a mother, but you helped us both understand each other’s struggle in this relationship. The tools you gave us have helped us navigate – we still have challenges but we feel now we’re in it together, thank you!”
– Cari and Marty
Susan Davis Swanson, Ph.D., LCSW, received her Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach, in 1994, and in 2013 received her Ph.D in Spiritual Counseling from the University of Sedona. She has been working in the field of trauma for the past 20 years, using integrated modalities of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, humanistic and attachment theory. She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and in Somatic Experiencing. She works with individuals to alleviate anxiety and depression, and to reduce symptoms of PTSD, and with couples to find avenues of communication.
She has been in private practice in Beverly Hills since 1998 and was on staff at Clearview Treatment Centers where she provided extensive trauma therapy to those in and out of addiction recovery. Susan also specializes in the area of stepfamilies, and is the founder of The StepFamily Center in Beverly Hills, Calif. As a noted authority on blended family dynamics, Susan has provided continuing education to professionals and continues to provide information to the public, and she has published over 30 articles on the topic of stepfamily life. Susan has been licensed in the State of California since 1998. In 2004, she attained Board Certified Diplomate Status.