Rachel Sussman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Contact Info



  • Clinical Social Work/Therapist
    New York

I am a licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert, writer and lecturer. I am the founder of Sussman Counseling, a psychotherapy practice based in New York City, specializing in treating couples and individuals with relationship dilemmas. I am the author of THE BREAKUP BIBLE: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce (Random House).


I am a solution-focused therapist and am highly motivated to help my clients achieve their goals as quickly as possible.

As a therapist, my mission is to assist my clients improve their emotional well being,

enhance their ability to engage in interpersonal relationships, and to

empower them with useful tools.


I work with individuals and couples undergoing various personal challenges such as dating and relationship dilemmas, infidelity, break ups or divorce, parenting, sexual concerns, and so much more. 


My clients emerge from our counseling sessions feeling feel stronger, empowered, and self-aware. This ultimately enhances their ability to connect on a more intimate level in all interpersonal relationships. 

I primarily use techniques adapted from psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral theory and interpersonal neurobiology. These disciplines combined together create a powerful lens through which we can understand our inner lives with more clarity and improve our relationships with others. 


I received a B.S. from Emerson College in Communications. I graduated with honors from New York University with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and I received post-graduate training in Marriage and Family Therapy. Before becoming a therapist in NYC and creating Sussman Counseling, I was a senior executive and partner in an international corporation.


  • Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Couples Therapy

Treatment Orientation

  • Life Coaching
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational

Age Groups

  • Adults