Susan Gestal


Susan is passionate about helping people improve their relationships, develop healthy coping skills, and heal from relational injuries or trauma.  In a safe, accepting environment, clients can explore and understand what is not working well and begin to adopt new, healthier ways of living.  Susan walks alongside clients during this often difficult but rewarding process. 

After 18 years of working in person with children dealing with issues like divorce and loss, anxiety and ADHD Susan will now only do tele-therapy. Tele-therapy is not conducive/productive for work with children, so Susan now focuses on helping
parents support children with behavioral concerns, special needs, learning disabilities, anxieties or depression.

Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and former Adjunct Professor at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling (AGSC). She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from AGSC where she graduated top in her class. She is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, a Level 1 Theraplay Therapist, and has extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). A graduate of the Association for Play Therapy’s (APT) Leadership Academy, Susan is a member of the Association for Play Therapy, and served on the board of directors of New England APT for seven years.

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