Suzanne Jacob-Muccino, LCSW
Suzanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience supporting adults, families, teenagers and children in a therapeutic space. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, a Master’s degree in Human Services from Post University, in Waterbury, CT and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from University of Hartford.
Suzanne has worked with a wide range of client ages and backgrounds, including children, as well as seniors, and all ages in between and the many life circumstances that affect people of all ages. Suzanne has worked as a special education paraprofessional in the public school system, where she became passionate about supporting the needs of teens in middle and high school with ADHD, Autism, behavioral or educational challenges. Additionally, Suzanne has worked as a home-based clinician trained in Intensive In-home Psychiatric Care for Children (IICAPS).
Though Suzanne has experience working with children in teens, she has also provided home-based care management for seniors in a state-based program designed to align seniors with services that enable them to receive support and care at home. During that time, she
became attuned to the specialized need of mental health care for seniors, and individuals living with chronic illness or disabilities. Her other experience with adults also includes working within an outpatient hospital behavioral health setting, providing group and individual counseling and support for adult patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Suzanne has completed thorough, distinct trainings in working with Gender and Sexually Diverse Clients and has experience with LGBTQ+ adult and teen clients. She has provided individual therapy for the last several years for clients with ADHD, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders and PTSD.
Suzanne’s therapy style uses an eclectic approach of blending Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Person -Centered Theory. She enjoys incorporating mindfulness techniques into therapy sessions, and having a background in art, often uses art-based therapeutic activities to encourage expression and find
meaning. Suzanne strives to create a safe, understanding and supportive relationship with her client first, which forms the foundation to collaborate on creating personal goals together. These can be learning and building skills to navigate life’s many expected and unexpected stresses, reducing anxiety, relieving depression, processing traumatic experiences or providing unconditional support through life transitions. Suzanne believes in discovering and nurturing every person’s unique set of qualities and strengths that can be explored and developed to empower them on their own individual life journey, using warmth, compassion, and the belief that anyone can heal and find peace.