Susan Rosenthall

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Through respectful listening and a collaborative exploration, my goal is for us to work together to identify those patterns in your life that may no longer be useful or productive, and then to develop options for change.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

Depending on your needs and goals, I offer brief problem-solving therapy and/or longer-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. By design, I have maintained a broad-based practice, welcoming clients with many presenting concerns. However, some of my areas of special expertise include: Adoption (including adoption consultation & work with all members of adoption triad) Anxiety including AlphaStim Assertiveness Attachment and attachment issues Communication Considering parenthood (for single people, same sex couples, older parents) Couples therapy Depression Divorce/separation FASD Family of origin issues Fertility and infertility Gender identity Giftedness Grief and loss Jewish identity Life transitions LGBTQ+ identified Parenting concerns (including one's own issues playing out in parenting) Reactive attachment disorder Relationship concerns Religious and cultural legacies Self-esteem Single parenting Substance abuse Trans-cultural and trans-racial issues Trauma/PTSD Women's issues

My Background

I graduated from Reed College with a BA in English, in retrospect a wonderful foundation for listening and coming to understand my clients' life stories. Following my BA, I received an MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching), also from Reed. Some years later, I returned to Portland State University and earned a Master's degree in Social Work. I was a social worker in the heart of London before returning to Portland to begin my private practice. (more coming......................)

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network
  • LifeWise
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MODA
  • OHP Open Card
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)


  • 503-223-1313
  • Website
  • 1020 SW Taylor Street, Suite 755
    Portland, OR 97205

At a Glance

  • Experience: 40 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Rate: $85-165/session

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