Susan Abdel-Haq, LMFT

Susan Abdel-Haq, LMFT
Additional credentials: Certified in Pain Reprocessing Therapy (Therapy for chronic pain). I am also trained in EMDR and Brainspotting (2 evidence based modalities to treat trauma)
Religions & Spirituality: Islam
Ethnicity Counselor Identifies As: Arab American, Middle Eastern
Qualifications:: I graduated from Pepperdine in 2015 and I have been licensed since 2019
Payments Accepted: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Cost per Session: 150-$200
Accepted Insurance Plans: EAP, Out of Network
Communities Served: Bisexual Allied, Gay Allied, HIV / AIDS Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Transgender Allied
Age Specialty: Adults
Types of Therapy: Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Anti-Racist, Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Systems, Multicultural, Narrative, Person-Centered, Substance Use / Addiction, Trauma Focused
Mental Health Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Racial Trauma, Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Systemic Specialties: Anxiety, Family Conflict, LGBTQIA, Racial Trauma, Relationship Issues, Stress, Substance Addiction

Hi, I am Susan, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I strive to find a balance of exploring your patterns along with giving you the tools that you need to become your true and authentic self. Most importantly, I want to approach your concerns with cultural sensitivity and empathy.
I understand the pressures to conform to what others beside yourself want you to be. As a second generation immigrant from Palestine, it was hard finding a Therapist who could listen to the unique challenges I faced as an Arab woman in America. I enjoy working with people who tend to be very creative, intuitive, but feel overly responsible for other people’s feelings. They may often think there is something wrong with them because that is what they may have been conditioned to think or feel or just plainly because they are reacting to legitimate injustices that they have faced.
My goal as a Licensed Therapist is to embody the importance of vulnerability and connection through my work. I have found that when people are in a safe space to be themselves, they are able to let go of unhelpful beliefs, people, and patterns that leave them feeling “stuck”. Whether it is learning ways to embrace your identity or finding the tools to navigate feelings of anxiety, trauma, and bad relationships-I enjoy helping you tap into your hidden gifts and getting to the heart of your struggles. I strive to provide you a secure and personal space to help you repair old wounds and give coping skills along the way. As a Palestinian woman, I am also passionate about destigmatizing mental health services among communities of color and emphasizing the importance of seeking services when needed. If you would like to learn more about me and my approach/specialties, please visit my website:

I also really enjoy working with adult children of Immigrant parents who struggle to find satisfying relationships. I specialize in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.

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