Welcome. I’m Barrie Sueskind, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, working with people throughout California and New York. I support adolescents, adults and couples on the path to increased happiness and fulfillment. I see clients in my Beverly Grove office and via phone and video sessions. If you want to make a change in your life, I will offer curiosity and compassion as we define your goals. We will determine what is already working well, build on those strengths and develop strategies to help you move toward the rich and meaningful life you deserve.
My areas of specialization include relational challenges, codependency, anxiety, depression and life purpose. I utilize a holistic approach, incorporating talk therapy, mindfulness and somatic techniques, resulting in a therapeutic methodology that treats the entire person. My emphasis is an integration of mind, body and spirit with the goal of total well-being.
When appropriate, I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an innovative, evidence-based technique for trauma processing. People who have experienced trauma often feel stuck in survival mode, unable to move beyond a perpetual state of crisis. EMDR helps people to reclaim their power and get “unstuck,” freeing them to live the lives they choose.
I earned my B.A. at Brandeis University and my M.A. at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I studied at the EMDR Institute and completed advanced training in EMDR at the Parnell Institute for EMDR. I obtained Trauma Resiliency Model certification from the Trauma Resource Model Institute. I received certification in Group Crisis Intervention from Cedars-Sinai. I completed my internship training at the Southern California Counseling Center, where I served as a Community Counselor Certification program supervisor and trauma consultant. I conducted individual counseling and facilitated LGBTQ and Anger Management groups at John Burroughs Middle School and Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. I currently serve as a supervisor for therapists in training at the Southern California Counseling Center.
I am dual licensed in California and New York and work with people throughout both states. If you would like to learn more about working together in my Los Angeles office or through phone or video sessions, please request a free consultation. I look forward to connecting with you.