As a somatic therapist who focuses on relational, attachment and childhood trauma issues I work with individuals and couples to address relationship ambivalence, anxiety, major life transition, depression, stuckness, poor communication and conflict, among other issues. I help with building awareness of one's thoughts, feelings and physical sensations to develop greater insight and uncover new choices.

My style is warm and direct. I am nurturing and supportive, yet I also call it as I see it. I foster the development of safety and trust in our therapeutic relationship, so that together we can explore and process what may be inaccessible or overwhelming to do alone. 

My goal as the therapist is to help you find your own personal freedom, independence and learn to live a life of meaning and purpose. Please reach out if you would like to journey together to discover healing, understanding and self-growth.

Educational Background

University of Maryland, College Park, BS Family Studies

Loyola University of Maryland, Masters in Education / Counseling 



Desiring to Dig Deeper about Susan?

I have a passion for traveling, reflecting and spending time with my family which includes my husband, son, felines, urban chickens and honeybees. 

I have traveled to multiple locations around the globe. I'm passionate about anything related to India. With that said, I'm a firm believer that travel has added to my diversity and has helped equip my passion for a diverse range of individuals, as well as strengthened and informed my understanding for multiculturalism across life spans. 

Using a client-centered approach and active listening, I strive to balance self-exploration with practical solutions, while creating a safe and trusting environment for change to occur and allowing the creative process of therapy to unfold. 

My theoretical lens has been informed by humanistic theories, strength-based and trauma-informed approaches, attachment models, mindfulness practices and experiential education.

My commitment to the therapeutic process combined with my passion for helping others, allows individuals to come as they are, obtain support, and reach their fullest potential. 

I approach therapy as a collaborative process, one with compassion, patience, honesty, and insight.  

Life can be filled with struggle—sometimes an overwhelming amount. With guidance, places of pain, difficulty and doubt, therapy can become the grounds for transformation and growth.

I have a range of experience working in the following areas: abandonment, anxiety, depression, life transitions, conflicts in school / behaviors (family focused therapy) difficulty in relationships, LGBTQ and within life's many hurdles. 


Call or Email Susan Stork for a complimentary phone consultation (443) 527-2042