Susan

Susan J. Gulbe Walsh, PhD

Doctoral Clinical Supervisor & therapist

Pronouns: She/her

Susan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of California (# PSY21766)

Location: Santa Cruz

Susan provides clinical supervision to Psychological Assistants at RtW well as provides individual outpatient therapy to clients.

Susan is a cisgender female and bisexual-identified licensed psychologist who has been working in mental health, social services, and educational settings for over 25 years. She has extensive training and experience in individual, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as mentorship and supervision of candidates for licensure as psychologists in California. As Susan has worked through recovery of various eating disorders and body image issues, she feels privileged to witness and support others on this journey.

Susan is particularly interested in cultural, identity, eating, grief and loss, parenting, life transition, and sexual orientation issues while sustaining a professional passion about community mental health, social justice, and the interface between psychology and religion. Her therapeutic approach is integrative with an emphasis on interpersonal, imaginal, existential, feminist, and psychodynamic perspectives. Susan also draws on
alternative treatment modalities to talk therapy such as expressive arts, mindfulness, and somatic practices.

Susan can be reached at susan@ridethewaverecovery.com