Rain Sussman, LCSW

Rain Sussman, LCSW

1474 University Avenue, #122
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510)649-1909
Contact by phone or e-mail
Not wheelchair accessible

Fax: (510)649-1909

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Board Certified:  No

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 5-10

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: I began helping clients overcome eating disorders and other psychological difficulties over fifteen years ago. Working in residential treatment, hospital-based treatment, and outpatient settings, I have witnessed innumerable stories of recovery and resilience.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

My approach is warm, practical, and down-to-earth. I use evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to maximize the benefits for my clients. I also integrate well-researched mindfulness-based treatments into our sessions, as appropriate.

Recovery from an eating disorder is indeed possible. Recovery is feeling at home in your body, practicing self-compassion, and engaging with life, love and food without the burden of constant vigilance, self-criticism, or fear. If this is the life that you want, you can move in that direction today; feel free to schedule a free phone consultation on my website to see how I can help.

LANGUAGES: English

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, LGBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHES:Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Day Treatment

Experienced in working as part of a team.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Insurance (Aetna)
Will bill on behalf of patient.