Dr. Susan J. Mendelsohn, PsyD., Psychologist
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Dr. Susan J. Mendelsohn, PsyD.

Psychologist | Clinical

1919 NE 45th Street Suite 218 Fort Lauderdale FL, 33308

About

I am Dr. Susie and I am a clinical and forensic psychologist currently holding a professional license in Florida.

My areas of expertise are mood and anxiety disorders; eating disorders, disordered eating, body image; relationship counseling (Gottman trained); substance abuse; adjustment disorders; and abuse (sexual, physical, emotional ) and stress & anger management. 

I provide my clients with a peaceful, homey, safe and supportive office environment. No matter what their challenges, my patients are always provided with unconditional positive regard and utmost respect. I gladly collaborate with other experts providing a multi-faceted treatment approach for each patient as needed.

As a clinical investigator I conducted Field Trials in Routine Clinical Practice Settings.for the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth edition.)

My book, "It's Not About the Weight: Attacking Eating Disorders From the Inside Out", was published in March, 2007.

I also contributed an entire chapter, "Let's Talk" to 101 Interventions in Group Therapy, by Scott Simon Fehr in 2008.

I have been a psychological consultant for MDLive, the nations largest medical and behavioral tele-health company; the psychological consultant for eDiets.com, Inc., a worldwide weight management and wellness program since 1998 and an Associate Professor of psychology since 1992 educating college and graduate students.

I have also been featured in various national magazines, radio, and television including: 12 on Health Times - Connecticut, HealthRadio.Net, WFNY 92.3 -Talk That Rocks with Bob Salter, The Wall Street Journal, Girls Life Magazine, Low Carb Woman, Glamour, First for Women, The Daily Mirror(UK), The Business Courier, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Cincinnati Post, Hyde Park Living, Cincy Jewish Living, Style and Leisure, WORK-TV-13 (Rochester, NY), WVXU, WXIX, NKY Magazine, WCPO, WMUB, WBOB talk radio, AOL, and many others. 

I was honored by the Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers as a VIP for 2008-2009. I have been named as the Professional of the Year in Clinical Psychology of 2007-2008 by Cambridge Who's Who. Further, I have been chosen as the 2004 Businesswoman of the Year in Ohio by the NRCC. In addition, I was chosen as the 2007 Alumni of the Year at Carlos Albizu University (previously known as Miami Institute of Psychology).

  • Dr. Susie’s Philosophy

At its core, Dr. Susie has a belief in the human capacity to grow and change. She understands the complex and unique nature of mental illness, underscoring the need for flexibility in treatment approaches. Further, Dr. Susie recognizes that changes can only occur one step at a time.

Dr. Susie approaches the treatment of mental illness in a holistic and scientific manner, utilizing every tool at her disposal to facilitate a healthy and satisfying lifestyle.  Our brains guide our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and is functionally affected by stressful circumstances in our environment.

Dr. Susie’s clients will learn to manage their lives in non-compulsive, normalized way, and develop a healthy, positive relationship their environment.  As crucial as the physical body is to a healthy balanced life, there are other significant treatment aspects as well. During the treatment process, clients will learn to deal with difficult emotions and self-destructive urges. They will gain insights, more positive thinking styles, skills for coping effectively with stress, and an appreciation for the development of the human spirit.

Dr. Susie is a practical, interactive and solution-focused psychotherapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help her patients resolve current challenges as well as long standing maladaptive patterns of thoughts and behaviors. Dr. Susie incorporates a blend of therapeutic approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most beneficial for each client - hence customizing the treatment plan and therapeutic intervention for each specific client.

 

Education and Training

Albizu University MS Psychology 1994

NY Institute of Technology M.P.S. (Master Prof Studies) 1992

Univ of Miami (Coral Gables) BSED ( Education) 1985

Albizu University (Miami) Psy.D. Doctor of Clinical Psy 1999

Provider Details

Female English
Dr. Susan J. Mendelsohn, PsyD.
Dr. Susan J. Mendelsohn, PsyD.'s Expert Contributions

Areas of expertise and specialization

Mood Disorders;Anxiety DisordersAdjustment DisordersEating DisordersRelationship CounselingTrauma/Abuse

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Associate Professor Johnson & Wales University (Miami) 1997 - 2003
  • Adjunct Professor Lynn University 1992 - 1994
  • Adjunct Professor Florida International University 1997 - 1997
  • Adjunct Professor Palm Beach Community College 1997 - 1998
  • Adjunct Professor Albizu University 1995 - 1997
  • Adjunct Professor Florida Atlantic University 1996 - 1996
  • Adjunct Professor New York Institute of Technology 1999 - 1999
  • Adjunct Professor University of Cincinnati 2004 - 2004

Awards

  • VIP Business & Professional Achievers 2008 Presidential Who's Who 
  • Professional of the Year in Clinical Psychology 2008 Cambridge Who'w Who 
  • Businesswoman of the Year 2004 NRCC 
  • Alumni of the Year 2007 Albizu University 

Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors

  • National Eating Disorders Association

Treatments

  • CBT, Interpersonal therapy, DBT

Internships

  • South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center, 1998-1999

Articles and Publications

  • Its Not About the Weight: Attacking Eating Disorders from the Inside Out, iUniverse. 2007Contributed chapter Lets Talk to 101 Interventions in Group Therapy by Scott Fehr. 2008

What do you attribute your success to?

  • I attribute my success to perseverance, my love for watching my clients evolve; ambition

Areas of research

  • DSM-5 investigator

Favorite Place to Vacation

  • Barcelona, Croatia, Italy, Israel, Prague

Hobbies / Sports

  • Tennis, Reading, Scrapbooking, Traveling

Areas of research

DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth edition.)  Researcher: conducted field Trials in Routine Clinical Practice Settings; 2012

 

Dr. Susan J. Mendelsohn, PsyD.'s Practice location

1919 NE 45th Street Suite 218 -
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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