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Last updated: 2/28/2019

Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD. CPC, CDC (603) 431-7131
Last Updated: 2/28/2019
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Board Certified Diplomate Certified Professional Coach Certified Discernment Counselor
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Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 34

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
NH - LICSW [202]
MA - LICSW [105981]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Clinical Member
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

I am a strong, seasoned, interactive psychotherapist specializing in work with individuals and couples experiencing relational dilemmas. I'm known for "telling it like it is" in a fair, and non-judgmental way, as well as incorporating humor, when appropriate, into the process. I believe that most people, given the right therapeutic environment and relationship, can grow and achieve more joy and empowerment, and that psychotherapy can be an amazing journey of learning and discovery.

I am also the author of The Couplespeak™ Series, with two new workbooks offering tools and skills for better relationships. Find them on Amazon at "Susan Lager."

I am the host of a BlogTalk Radio podcast show, "The Couplespeak Relationship Forum" where I broadcast monthly shows about relationship issues, often interviewing expert guests. Episisodes can be streamed at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/SusanLager. Listeners can also call in live with questions or comments at 877-497-9046.

I am also a Certified Discernment Counselor, providing unique brief treatment for couples on the brink of a divorce.

 

 

Office and Contact Information
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The Couples Center, PLLC
118 Maplewood Ave.
Building A
Portsmouth, NH 03801  
www.SusanLager.com
(603) 431-7131

Contact: Susan Lager

Office Hours:
Mon: N/A
Tue: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 2 Days
Weekends: 2 Days

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure Video Counseling (Regroup)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)

Problems Served (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Addictions/Substance
Adoption/Foster Care
Aging
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Asperger's Syndrome
Attachment Disorders
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
Behavioral Problems
Bipolar Disorders
Career/Employment Concerns
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Education/Personal Development
Family Issues
Gender Identity
Grief/Loss
Infertility
Interpersonal Relationships
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Multicultural Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Physical Illness/Impairment
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy/Childbirth
Psychoses/Major Mental Illness
Psychosomatic
Self Abuse
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexual Disorders
Sexual Orientation
Sexuality Issues
Sleep Disorders
Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Stress
Trauma/PTSD
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Behavioral
Coaching
Cognitive/Behavioral
Discernment Counseling
Education Consultation
Evaluation/Diagnostic
Feminist
Humanistic
Imago Relationship Therapy
Information and Referral
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Long-Term
Meditation/Relaxation
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Narrative Therapy
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)
Parent Guidance
Psycho-Educational
Psychodynamic
Relational
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Social Support
Systemic
Transactional Analysis (TA)

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Individual
Online Therapy
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Adopted
Biracial
Cancer Patients
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
Chronic Illness
College Students
Diabetes
Disabled
Gifted
Grandparents
Interracial Families/Couples
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Military/Veterans
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Obese or Overweight
Step Families
Twins

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Buddhist Christian Jewish

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Hispanic Italian
Caribbean Irish

Professional Associations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
American Psychological Association (APA)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: $175
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

Insurance:
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Preferred Blue) Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)
Anthem Health Plans

Groups
The DRI Alliance for Marriage and Divorce Professionals
For Discernment Counselors listed on the National Directory, and interested in continued learning and peer support.
Group Focus: Couple/Marital Issues
Divorce
Interpersonal Relationships
Group Status:
Group Type:
Active
Therapy
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Relation to Focus:
Any
Partners or Spouses
Location: online
Saint Paul, MN 55113
Phone: (877) 760-4111
Meeting Frequency: Every weeks on