Susan GesslerLMHC

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In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I believe I have a unique ability to establish rapport with my clients and I've been told by clients that I'm easy to talk to and that my clients' worries about meeting with a therapist are resolved even after the original assessment.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

In a lot of cases I ask clients to complete assessments early in treatment to create a baseline. Over time the assessment numbers should reflect progress with lowered numbers, but it's my clients telling me how much better they feel and seeing them gain confidence that helps me realize we're making progress.




Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

General Expertise

Mood disorders



Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


FL, LMHC, MH8026


M.A. Clinical Psychology, Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, IL

Work History

My background includes working with people from many walks of life. Clients have told me that they find me to be non-judgmental and they also mention they enjoy my conversational type of therapy. I consider the therapeutic relationship to be one of the most important aspects of creating successful outcomes and I don't hesitate to use humor in session. My focus is strictly with females since anxiety and depression seem to affect this population in greater numbers.


Remote therapy, Milton, 32570, FL