Susan M. Kleinman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Monica
My specialties are movement (tic) disorders, trauma, domestic violence, and maternity and parenting issues, having had extensive medical experience working in a hospital emergency room. In my 15 years of experience, I have worked with many populations: L.A. County Child Services, adoptions, foster care, probation youth, hospital,and community mental health. Recently I had worked at a busy urban hospital in all departments, covering patients in ICU, trauma, maternity, elder care, emergency care, and palliative care. I have learned to be flexible, patient, honest, and open. In my hobby as a painter and exhibitor, I have learned to appreciate views from many differing perspectives.
My specialties are diverse. I treat clients with movement disorders (tics). Additionally, I specialize in pregnancy and parenting issues, and trauma. I have also written, presented, and published papers on domestic violence and anger management. I can do brief solution-focused therapy. I am a problem-solver. I know I can help you.
I offer experience, confidence, and flexibility. I will work Saturdays and work with you on a sliding scale. I strive to meet your needs.
Call or Email Susan M. Kleinman for a free phone consultation now - (310) 393-2796


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Loma Linda University
  • Year Graduated: 1998
  • License No. and State: 26926 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $20 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Domestic violence and anger management
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Movement disorders
  • Pregnancy and parenting
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016
Susan M. Kleinman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Monica

Susan M. Kleinman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW