Last edited 09/20/2023

Susanna Start LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Susanna Start Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. It is my personal mission to offer an empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental approach to work through life s transitions.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Susanna s passions include helping adults with specialties in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress management, life transitions, and women s issues. Helping those who are struggling with a personal loss is close to her heart due to personal losses in her own life. She is a member of the Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association and American Association of Christian Counselors. Susanna received her Master s Degree from Eastern Michigan University. Susanna has over 20 years of community-based mental health professional experience. In addition to providing individual therapy, Susanna worked as a clinical supervisor and manager of an outpatient facility. Her experience covers a wide range of ages from college students to retirees. Life provides ups and downs for all of us. It is an honor and a privilege for Susanna to walk with you on your journey to gain new perspectives and coping skills as you walk through your journey of healing.






Divorce & separation

General Expertise






Aging related concerns

Anger management

Bipolar disorder

In-Network Insurance



Cigna EAP



First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Eclectic Therapy


  • Michigan, Licensed Professional Counselor, 6401001534


Master s Degree, Eastern Michigan Unviersity

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage, Portage, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Susanna Start, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Susanna Start, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Susanna Start accepting new clients?

Yes, Susanna Start is accepting new clients for online therapy in Michigan and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage, 524 E Milham Ave Suite B, Portage, MI, 49002.

Does Susanna Start accept insurance?

Yes, Susanna Start accepts insurance, including Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP and Optum.

What types of therapy does Susanna Start offer?

Susanna Start offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Susanna Start offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Susanna Start offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Portage, 524 E Milham Ave Suite B, Portage, MI, 49002.

Does Susanna Start offer online therapy?

Yes, Susanna Start offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Michigan.

How quickly can I see Susanna Start?

Susanna Start typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Susanna Start speak?

Susanna Start conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Susanna Start online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Susanna Start online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.