Susan Hurd

Counselor , MA , CAGS , LMHC

(401) 285-1911
I have a kind,compassionate,pro-active approach. I integrate the leading,highly effective Mindfulness- based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,combined with psychodynamic therapy to treat pain, stress, anxiety,depression, trauma/PTSD,relationship issues and health conditions. I address the interconnection of thoughts, behaviors, emotions, body senses and beliefs that may be exacerbating your conditions. I do have expertise with chronic health conditions including: Lyme, fibromyalgia, MCS, CFS, pain disorders,diabetes,emotional eating that may include depression,anxiety and stress. I also address various life issues: relationships,self-esteem, assertiveness, purpose and meaning,grief, spirituality, work,disability and support systems.
Patients often comment on how easy it is to talk with me and do not feel judged,which they find liberating. I foster beginning anew in the present moment. I have 30 years expertise with mindfulness-based meditation, visualization, mind-body-emotions awareness,expressive arts, healthy living, and stress reduction therapies.
I am a positve role model in living successfully with my own painful,auto-immune condition. This makes me resourceful,wise,and compassionate to various kinds of physical/emotional suffering. Therapy sessions are kept fragrance free of strongly scented personal products in order to accommodate those with chemical sensitivities,and asthma.
Call or Email Susan Hurd for a free phone consultation now - (401) 285-1911

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: Salve Regina University
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: MHC00449 Rhode Island

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • BlueCross and BlueShield

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

Susan Hurd's groups

Mind-Body Fbromyalgia/Pain Mgt Support Group

This is a mind-body pscychotherapeutic, psycho-educational 8 week support group for those contending with fibromyalgia, Lyme, Lupus, RA, and other chronic pain conditions.Pain and stress management, sleep disorders, coping,grieving, adjusting,cognitive/behavioral restructuring,and resiliency through positivity,gratitude,humor,joy,art,music mindfulness meditation and stress reduction take place. All groups and individual psychotherapy sessions are fragrance free in order to accommodate those with chemical sensitivities,asthma,migraines and other adverse reactivity to fragrances.

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Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction is scientfically proven to help one to better manage pain, illness, depression, anxiety, stress, substance abuse, OCD, PTSD, weight management and other medica/mental health issues when integrated with CBT and facilitated by a trained mental health professional. Susan Hurd has 25 years of experience with mindfulness meditation and stress reduction methods.She has been teaching for 13 years, and integrating it into her psychotherapy practice for 5 years. She also has 25 years in living a holistic, mindful, Green, health conscious lifestyle.

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Location

Healing Choices, Rehabilitation Hospital of RI
116 Eddie Dowling Highway
North SmithfieldRhode Island 02896
(401) 285-1911
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Additional Location

Mindful Living Center
7 Main St
Wickford
North KingstownRhode Island 02852
(401) 285-1911

Specialties

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD

Issues:

  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Weight Loss
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Medical Detox
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Issues:

  • stress management

Client Focus

Age:

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories:

  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • holistic lifestyle counseling
  • mindfulness trauma therapy
  • rehabilitation/disability

Modality:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 07 Feb 2014