Susan P. Cetlin, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist    
Women   Child   Teen   Parent   Family       
Learn to overcome obstacles, find solutions, and thrive 
through the services offered at Life Thrive Psychological Care:  
Individual and Family Psychotherapy  
Mind/Body Healing  
Supportive Counseling  
Wellness and Education Classes & Support Groups
Life Coaching    

Former name of practice:  Dr. Susan P. Atwood           

Practice Information

With  over 25 years experience, I provide consultation, psychotherapy, supportive counseling, wellness education, and life coaching in a warm and compassionate manner. My focus is on guiding women, children, teens, parents and families to identify strengths, find new understanding and insight and learn new skills  to help resolve life challenges so they may function at their best. Clients often seek help for stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, learning and behavioral difficulty, developmental issues, relationship conflicts, loss & grief, life transitions, parenting challenges, health & medical concerns, physical pain, pregnancy and new parenthood and Asperger's Disorder and PDD.   Therapy approach is individualized and may  include cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal,  supportive, mind/body techniques, and child play therapy. I am interested in spirituality and its relationship with psychological well-being.  I am trained in energy techniques of EFT and TFT (Emotional Freedom and Thought Field Therapies).  I have extensive experience helping clients learn meditation as well as relaxation and visualization techniques. The age range of my clients ranges from birth through adulthood.

Ph.D.  University of Michigan, Education & Psychology,
BA      University of California, Los Angeles, 1977
           Honors:  Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Specialized Training
Postdoctoral Fellow, McLean Hospital & Harvard Medical School
           Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 1985-1987
Current State of Massachusetts Psychologist License (since 1986)
Massachusetts Licensed Health Service Provider (HSP)
Professional Memberships
Massachusetts Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma & Dissociation
Asperger Association of New England
Pediatric Psychology Division of APA
National Register of Psychologist