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Susan Pan

About Susan Pan

Susan Pan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), an experienced alcohol and drug counselor, a certified sex addictions counselor (CSAT), a certified Daring Way™ facilitator (CDWF), and a certified partner trauma therapist (CPTT) candidate. She has over 30 years of therapy experience working with people on a full range of mental health and addiction issues. Susan graduated from the University of Maryland at Baltimore with a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. She offers LCSW supervision for newly graduated Social Workers working to gain their hours toward licensure. While in private practice (since '86), she has worked both inpatient and outpatient services in her career, including substance abuse--working with addicts, spouses and families. Susan has therapeutic expertise in depression, sex addiction, anxiety, alcohol/drug addiction, and co-dependence. Her supportive, naturally curious, and pro-active approach empowers people experiencing difficulties to make change.

Psychotherapist, Changeworks Family Therapy, Reston, Virginia                                                                                                           
The principles of Changeworks Family Therapy is to provide psychotherapy counseling to individuals, couples, families and groups using a behavioral-cognitive model. Couples and family issues are primary focus.      

Corporate Human Resource Educational Seminars on Alcohol and Drug Policy; First Advantage EAP; Lecturer/Instructor for Corporate Professional Awareness.

Director of Fairfax Branch, Jewish Social Services, Fairfax, Virginia      

Clinical supervisor developing and delivering marketed JSSA services throughout Northern Virginia. Provided outpatient psychotherapy for both adults and children.

Adjunct Social Work Professor,George Mason University

Managed and presented field placement course to first year graduate Social Work students. Provided liaison services between students and their field placement supervisors.

Psychotherapist/Family Life Educator, Pan & Associates, Oak Brook, Illinois

Private Practice Principal providing successful psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and groups. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CDAC), addictions, martial relationships and parenting issues were the primary focus.

Provided crisis intervention seminars and services to DOJ (post 9/11), FAA and corporate individuals who were involved in a disaster/crisis situations.

Developed and presented family life education workshops to corporations including stress management, work/family balance and parenting discipline techniques.


Masters of Social Work, University of Maryland at Baltimore
Masters of Arts, Baltimore Hebrew College

Bachelor of Science Social Work, University of Minnesota

Featured Articles:

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cnn "The US Preventive Services Task Force says for the first time that adults under the age of 65 should be screened for anxiety, according to a draft recommendation"

Therapeutic Video Tracks:

Vulnerability and Empathy
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Brene Brown Brene Brown studies the human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She shares a deep insight that sent her on a personal quest to know both her own and Man's vulnerabilities.

Shame - a Source of Broken Behavior
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Brene Brown Dr. Brown identifies shame as an unspoken epidemic and it as a source behind many forms of broken behavior.

EMDR - Tricia Walsh
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Tricia Walsh Tricia Walsh discusses how EMDR can help us better understand ourselves through her personal story of self-discovery.

EMDR Explained
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EMDR Animation Video Screenhot The EMDR Association UK explains what EMDR therapy is in a simple animated format.

Dr. P Carnes-Sexual Addiction
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Dr. P Carnes Dr. Carnes, a leader in the study of sexual addiction, discusses his 40 yr. legacy in the addiction field, the impact of the Internet, and daily stressors.

Technology and Relationships
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Dr. Sherry Turkle Sherry Turkle takes a very interesting look at how technology and communications devices are shaping our modern relationships: with others, with ourselves, and with Technology.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders
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Dr. Hinda Dubin Dr. Hinda Dubin discusses how depression causes feelings of sadness, loss and anger can interfere with everyday life. She discusses the latest treatments for depression and anxiety disorders; like panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders.