My name is Dr. Sue Shapiro, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to my practice and tell you a little bit about myself. First and foremost, I would like you to know that it is an honor for me to be a therapist. My work is my passion and my profession is my life’s work. I love the intellectual challenge of assisting my clients in imagining something new and better for their lives. Although people often feel uneasy coming to the first appointment, I feel it is brave and valuable to reach for a fuller life. It is with great pleasure that I begin a new endeavor with you. It is my hope that, together, we will work toward identifying your challenges and barriers, as well as maximizing your strengths so that you can find sustained joy in your life. It is my pleasure to meet you. I look forward to our work together to forge a new destiny for you. I value your feedback, questions, concerns and thoughts. I’m a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Provider and licensed psychologist (license #4954). My warm, friendly style helps to create a caring, nonjudgmental, nurturing environment for patients.
In my work with children, I never forget that you, the parent(s), are the ones who love and cherish your child the most in the world and who know your child better than anyone. It is my policy to respect your relationship with your child. Toward that end, I consider myself as being on your team to assist you with your child and help to ease any difficulties your child may be having. I also want to help you learn what is most effective in communicating, disciplining and understanding your child’s individual journey.
Initially, I do a thorough evaluation to determine any underlying issues. Then, I talk with you about the most effective way for me to help you with your child (i.e., play therapy, family therapy, individual talk therapy for older children and adolescents or any other resources that may be useful). Play therapy, for young children, tends to be a very effective mode of treatment in that children tend to communicate more easily with play than with words. It is also a way to sort through issues with ease and fun.
In doing talk therapy with teens, I help them sort through issues with an eye toward validating their concerns and assisting them in communicating with their parents, teachers and friends.
And finally, I provide you with consistent feedback and updates so that you never feel in the dark about your child’s progress. I immensely enjoy working with children, adolescents and their parents. I consider it a privilege to work with you, your family and your child, and I value any questions and comments you may have for me.
Dr. Susan Shapiro
Susan H Shapiro, PhD., Inc
1266 Cedar Center Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.