Staff Bio

Sue Sirlin, MA, LPC
Founder & Executive Director

Sue Sirlin is a licensed psychotherapist who has been practicing in CT for the past 20+ years. She earned a Bachelors from Northwestern University in Psychology and a Masters from New York University in Counselor Education. She is married, has two children, and resides in Westport, Connecticut.

Sue has a diverse background offering both counseling and crisis work to children, teens, and adults. She has counseled individuals and facilitated psychoeducational groups / trainings for numerous community mental health centers including: Boost Child & Family Services, Family Centers, Jewish Family Service, The Renfrew Center, Sexual Assault Crisis, Center for Human Options, and many other organizational, school, and camp settings. Sue frequently consults with CT public and private schools providing crisis intervention, observation, recommendations, and on-going counseling services as needs arise.

Sue has worked with children, teens, and adults ages four and onward. Clinical techniques to treat the individuals she sees include: CBT (Clinical Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, positive psychology, family systems, play therapy, art therapy, and relaxation techniques. Sue counsels both children and adults with ease, drawing from ample experience to build rapport quickly.

Her specialties include: addressing parenting concerns, treating individuals with anxiety / depression, addressing academic concerns, treating individuals on the Autistic Spectrum, treating trauma, and treating high-risk behaviors such as — eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, sexual assault, and running away. Sue creates and delivers workshops that are tailored to kids’ developmental needs and works closely with parents to address their children's concerns. She also counsels numerous college students and adults for life-span issues both in person and remotely via FaceTime & What’sApp.