Understanding, Relief, and the Power to Change

Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis can relieve emotional pain and also be transformative beyond what you can imagine when you are immersed in turmoil and suffering. I help my patients discover and build on their strengths. It’s important to understand how a coping style that is no longer effective was once the best adjustment you could devise for your circumstances. You may well be living as though those same circumstances still exist without fully understanding that you are doing so.

Let’s talk. Your relationship with me may provide a powerful vehicle for understanding not only what goes on inside your mind but also what takes place in your relationships. It is crucial to choose a therapist with whom you can develop trust that allows you to speak without reservation. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space and hope to be able to assist you.

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About Me

Susan S. Levine, LCSW, BCD, FABP

I am Board Certified both as a Clinical Social Worker and as a Psychoanalyst and have been in practice for over 35 years. I have helped people with depression, anxiety, relationship and work difficulties, stress, trauma, parenting concerns, poor self-esteem, body image issues, mid-life crises, and many other types of emotional distress.

I practice with seriousness, dedication, and as much creativity, sensitivity, respect, and humor as possible. I have extensive post-graduate training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. I have published and taught on these subjects and have also served on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Clinical Social Work Journal.

Qualifications & Affiliations

  • License and State:
    • CW000407L Pennsylvania
    • 44SC06086400 New Jersey
  • Member, American Psychoanalytic Association
  • Fellow, International Psychoanalytical Association (FIPA)
  • Fellow, Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work.
  • Faculty, Institute of the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia
  • Member, Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology
  • Fellow, American Board of Psychoanalysis (FABP)
  • Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (BCD)

Editorial Board Appointments

  • Editorial Board, The Clinical Social Work Journal, 2005–2021
  • Editorial Reader, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2003–2015
  • Editorial Associate, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2002–2003
  • Editorial Reader, The Annals of Internal Medicine, 2008

Services I Offer


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy
  • Writer’s Block and other inhibitions of creativity

Issues I Address

  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues

Age Groups I Work With

  • Adolescents (17+)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Services for Clinicians and Writers

I offer writing consultations for creative writers and clinicians. I also welcome inquiries about ongoing supervision or consultations on specific cases.


Psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, clinical supervision: $200.00 (per 45 minute session)
Writing consultation for clinical projects: $200.00 per hour for reading or discussion
Writing consultation for creative projects: to be determined on an individual basis
Preferred payment methods: I accept cash, checks, and Ivy Pay (service fee).

Insurance: I do not accept insurance directly, although you may be able to obtain reimbursement for psychotherapy through out-of-network coverage. My monthly statements provide the information you will need to submit claims, and I may be able to assist you with this process. I am not a Medicare provider, but I am happy to offer services through private contracting according to Medicare regulations.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate of charges, and I will provide this to you and/or your insurance company as required by law.


During times when social distancing is advisable, I offer therapy via secure video link or phone.

    631 Moreno Road
    Penn Valley, PA 19072

    (610) 642-9546

    (610) 664-1511

    631 Moreno Road, Penn Valley, PA 19072
    By Appointment.