I offer a NEW way to do therapy! Short-term, focused, efficient. I integrate a blend of therapies including the physiologically and brain-based EMDR, Brainspotting, short-term intensive and others providing a focused and effective program. I work with you to achieve the deep, real internal changes that release you from old patterns. I have been in practice over 18 years and have a lifetime of my own experience to guide my work with you. I work with PTSD and other trauma that have resulted in depression and anxiety; grief; spiritual explorations, life transitions...compulsive eating issues and addictions.
Most issues emerge from either old trauma that added something into your life that you didn't want/need OR developmental deficits which prevented you from getting what you did need. Now is the time to release that which is no longer helpful...to restore what is right for you.
I use focused techniques to not only repair past damage but to find the best within you, bringing it forward. It is my goal to reveal the truth of who you are. I am honored to enter into this sacred time of healing and look forward to working with you.
Call or Email Susan Sugar for a free consultation now - (480) 409-2308


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Arizona State University
  • Year Graduated: 1995
  • License No. and State: LCSW-4159 Arizona


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Medicare
  • Payment plans available
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDR International Association/Cert EMDR Therapist/Consultant
  • Certificate Date: 2004

Susan Sugar's Groups

Laugh-to-Life Laughter Yoga

Using the benefits of laughter for depression, anxiety and a host of other issues. Laughter Yoga does not rely on humor or comedy. It is just pure laughter for no reason at all. I does not rely on yoga movements or positions...its connection to yoga is in the breath and relaxation. We allow you to access that inner joy, your inner silliness. Let Laughter Yoga supplement the work you're doing in therapy...and to add uplift to your life. You may call OR just show up!

More about this group


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Compulsive eating, sports performan
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Brainspotting (ask me!)
  • Brainwave Optimization
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015
Susan Sugar, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Phoenix

Susan Sugar

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW