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Susie VanDyke
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
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Susie VanDyke

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed
8799 Balboa Avenue, Suite 255, San Diego, CA 92123
Let's Connect (858) 758-3597
Hello, I am Susie VanDyke, and I love working with PTSD, trauma, alcohol use, and substance use issues. I especially enjoy working with veterans, first responders, their families, and anyone going through difficult times. I graduated with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2008 and have over fifteen years of experience in various mental health and hospital settings, with a concentration in military and first responders. I love helping people improve their lives and want them to feel better as quickly as possible. I enjoy helping people who are feeling hopeless about their situations because of tough circumstances.
I was the lead clinician for their combat veterans’ program at VVSD. For the past ten years, I have been a member of the Veterans Treatment Court (VTC). This is a collaborative court that prioritizes treatment over incarceration for veterans and active-duty service members with criminal convictions and unique concerns.
I am certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Grief Counseling and have been trained in Shame Counseling, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). I specialize in trauma with an emphasis on addressing sleep issues and addiction. I also have significant experience working with Bipolar.
Call or Susie VanDyke now for a free 15 minute consultation - (858) 758-3597

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Bellator Psychological

8799 Balboa Avenue, Suite 255

San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 758-3597

6117 Brockton Avenue

Riverside, CA 92506

Hello, I offer in person and telehealth sessions on weekdays and some weekends. My office is very cozy and I look forward to meeting you.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
I am not great with technology but I wanted to say hi and let everyone know who I am. Thanks and feel free to call me.
Susie VanDyke
Let's Connect (858) 758-3597

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Bellator Psychological

8799 Balboa Avenue, Suite 255

San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 758-3597

6117 Brockton Avenue

Riverside, CA 92506

Hello, I offer in person and telehealth sessions on weekdays and some weekends. My office is very cozy and I look forward to meeting you.
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use 
$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
I am not great with technology but I wanted to say hi and let everyone know who I am. Thanks and feel free to call me.
Susie VanDyke

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $170
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Hello, I accept some insurance, and I am working on accepting more insurances soon. I am in network for United Aetna tri-West, and tri-care at this time. I am working on accepting Blue Shield, Blue Cross, CIGNA optimum and several others. Please check back with me soon regarding updated insurances.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
Hello, I accept some insurance, and I am working on accepting more insurances soon. I am in network for United Aetna tri-West, and tri-care at this time. I am working on accepting Blue Shield, Blue Cross, CIGNA optimum and several others. Please check back with me soon regarding updated insurances.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / LMFT84859 Susie VanDyke
  • In Practice for 14 Years
  • Certificate from CPT
  • Attended Chapman University , Marriage and Family Therapy, Graduated 2008
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Alcohol Use

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Use
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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I will be patient and ensure that I fully understand what you were experiencing. However, I know you've come to treatment to feel better and I want to use the scientifically proven treatments that are going to make you feel better quickly. We will go wherever we need to go and when we need to go there.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
I will be patient and ensure that I fully understand what you were experiencing. However, I know you've come to treatment to feel better and I want to use the scientifically proven treatments that are going to make you feel better quickly. We will go wherever we need to go and when we need to go there.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

6 Endorsements

Matthew Paul Paez
Matthew Paul Paez
Pre-Licensed ProfessionalASW
Suzie possesses a rare combination of clinical proficiency and genuine compassion. Her commitment to continuous learning and client well-being is evident in every interaction. I wholeheartedly endorse her therapeutic expertise.
Melissa Houlston
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
Having collaborated with Suzie on cases, I can attest to her expertise and dedication. Clients consistently express gratitude for the transformative experiences facilitated by this skilled practitioner. If she has availability then I recommend seeing her.
Alicia Rodriguez Marenco
Alicia Rodriguez Marenco
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
As a colleague of Suzie's, I have witnessed the positive impact she has on clients. Her genuine warmth and unwavering support create an environment conducive to healing and personal growth. I recommend going to her.
George Dabdoub
George Dabdoub
PsychologistPsyD
In the world of therapy, Suzie stands out. Their compassionate and client-centered approach reflects a true commitment to helping others navigate challenges. I highly recommend her services.
Sarah Schumacher
Sarah Schumacher
Marriage & Family Therapist
Suzie is awesome! I had the pleasure of observing her work, and their therapeutic skills are exceptional. They seamlessly integrate various approaches, fostering meaningful connections with clients and promoting positive change.
Dr. Alan Acre
Dr. Alan Acre
PsychologistPsyD
As a fellow therapist, I am genuinely impressed with the depth of insight and empathy that this therapist brings to each session. Their ability to create a safe space for exploration is truly commendable. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Veterans

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Aviation Professionals
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Single Mother
Veterans

Ethnicity

Hispanic and Latino
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
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Hello, I have spent 15 years working on trauma and substance. Use issues with clients. I've had a lot of success in helping them with the most effective trauma and substance use treatments available. I have also worked a lot with bipolar disorder and feel very confident in treating BPD.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
Hello, I have spent 15 years working on trauma and substance. Use issues with clients. I've had a lot of success in helping them with the most effective trauma and substance use treatments available. I have also worked a lot with bipolar disorder and feel very confident in treating BPD.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Location

Primary Location

Bellator Psychological

8799 Balboa Avenue, Suite 255

San Diego, CA 92123

(858) 758-3597

Additional Location

6117 Brockton Avenue

Riverside, CA 92506

(858) 758-3597
"
Hello, I offer in person and telehealth sessions on weekdays and some weekends. My office is very cozy and I look forward to meeting you.
Call for a free consultation now - (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"
Hello, I offer in person and telehealth sessions on weekdays and some weekends. My office is very cozy and I look forward to meeting you.
Call for a free consultation now - (858) 758-3597
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Last Modified: 7 Feb 2024