Dr. Suzanne A. Black, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, American, bilingual, former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco Medical School. Training: New York University (NYU) and UCLA Medical Centres.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, American, bilingual, former Assistant Clinical Professorof Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco Medical School. Training: New York University (NYU) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) MedicalCentres. Specializations: depression, bipolar, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), cultural adjustment, addictions.Therapeutic approaches: eclectic, direct,cognitive-behavioral, Ericksonian hypnosis.

Dr. Black is an American Clinical Psychologist from New York City, licensed in New York State & California, with licensure pending in Washington, DC.  She is also a Registered Psychologist in France.

Dr. Black practices bilingually, in English and French.  Her practice includes individual, couples, and group psychotherapy with adults and adolescents, as well as consultation to university student abroad programs in Paris.  She works in Paris, New York City and in Washington, DC.

Dr. Black also conducts tele-psychology therapy (via Skype, FaceTime and other technologies) with individuals and couples. Many of her expatriate clients are mobile or frequently relocate, and they find tele-psychology sessions more suited to their needs. 

Her expertise includes bipolar spectrum affective disorder, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (she works with war journalists and other clients exposed to traumatic events), anxiety disorders, eating disorders, cultural adjustment issues, sexual issues, substance abuse, alternative lifestyle issues, chronic stress and the psychological impact of medical conditions.

Dr. Black is writing a book on bipolar spectrum affective disorder, and she blogs about this and other conditions on Moodsurfing.com. She has been treating and teaching about bipolar for 24 years, working with clients and their partners and families.  She also provides clinical supervision to mental health professionals. 

Dr. Black's therapeutic approach is eclectic, interactive and dynamic (integrating cognitive-behavioral, Ericksonian hypnosis, existential / humanistic, and psychodynamic methods). She also incorporates clinically relevant developments in neuroscience. Dr. Black does short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy as well as longer-term treatment, always aiming to adapt to the needs of the individual and to his or her presenting problems.

The therapeutic process is a collaboration aimed at exploring questions that need answers, then finding solutions.  It builds toward understanding of one's personal philosophies of self and others, as well as the unconscious and conscious messages that influence the choices we make in life.

Dr. Black has participated in research on PTSD and frontline war journalists, a field pioneered by Anthony Feinstein, MD, with whom Dr. Black collaborated. She has been a psychologist on the emergency call roster for International SOS in Paris, and she was Co-founder of The Paris Society for Psychology and Medicine, which provided a continuing education forum, hosting international speakers.

Dr. Black undertook her American Psychological Association (APA) Approved doctoral training at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University / Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She did her APA-Approved Pre-doctoral internship in neuropsychology and rehabilitation medicine at NYU Medical Center, followed by two years of APA-Approved post-doctoral training in emergency room and inpatient psychiatry at Harbor / UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Black served as Clinical Director of adult and adolescent psychiatric inpatient and substance abuse units at several psychiatric hospitals in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. She was Vice-Chief of the Division of Psychology at Marin General Hospital in Marin County, California; Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of Marin County, and Ethics Chair for the Marin County Psychological Association. She is a member of the Milton H. Erickson Bay Area Institute and the American Psychological Association, the International  Society for Traumatic Stress Studies , and she is applying for American Board of Professional Psychology Diplomate (ABPP) status. She speaks at conferences worldwide on a variety of psychology topics.

Dr. Suzanne A. Black, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist 

Licensed in New York State and California 

Registered Psychologist, France

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Fmr)

University of California, San Francisco Medical School (UCSF)

International clinical psychology practice 


France : +33.6.32.06.58.06

USA:  +1-347-761-2383

Twitter: @drsablack

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