About Me


Dr. Suzanne Engelman
California Licensed Psychologist PSY7977
Board Certified in Biofeedback
Certified Thanatologist
Certified Animal Assisted Therapist

LOCATION:
30131 Town Center Drive

Suite # 268

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Office Phone:  (949) 460-4908 
FAX:  (949) 248-0421
Confidential email: srephd@hushmail.com

My Approach:

I have been a licensed psychologist in the state of California since 1983. I see adult individuals, couples and their families in my private practice in Laguna Niguel, CA. I am both a clinical and health psychologist. My orientation tends to include components of Mindfulness, Jungian Psychology, Mind/Body strategies and psych-education, which I utilize based on your needs and what would be helpful in your particular situation. My style is interactive, compassionate, and empathic.

Research shows that your mind and body are strongly linked, and if your emotional health improves, your physical health is likely to improve. Therefore, I find it helpful to patients to utilize health psychology approaches which can impact health related disorders, as well as emotional ones. As a health psychologist, I help people with the emotional issues surrounding serious and life threatening illness, such as cancer, heart conditions, pain, hypertension, recurrent abdominal pain, headaches—among other serious medical issues. I utilize biofeedback, as I am Board Certified in Biofeedback, and am a Certified Thanatologist, with specialized training in helping you with issues of bereavement, grief, and loss. And, I utilize Pet Partners certified therapy dogs in my work.

Education:

I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University,(APA Accredited) Atlanta, GA in 1981. My internship was conducted at Palo Alto Veterans Administration Center. (Stanford University affiliated) My training and publications are in mind/body medicine, meditation, visualizations, hypnosis, biofeedback, and Jungian Psychology. I have edited a book, Confronting Life Threatening Illness: mind/body approaches, and published numerous articles. If you would like to know more about my background and see a list of my publications and presentations, you are welcome to read my Curriculum Vitae.