Getting Started — For Patients

Dr. Suzanne Engelman

California Licensed Psychologist PSY7977
Board Certified in Biofeedback
Certified Thanatologist
Certified Animal Assisted Therapist

30100 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite # 17C

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Office Phone:  (949) 460-4908 
FAX:  (949) 248-0421
Confidential email:

Getting Started

Call 949/460-4908 and leave your name, phone number and good times for me to reach you. If it is more convenient, you may send me this information via e-mail at, but I may not access your e-mail as quickly as by phone call. When I call you backtypically the same day, unless you have specified another time, we  will talk about the issues you are seeking help with, you can ask me questions about my approach, and we can determine whether we might work well together. Click here for FEE information.

Scheduling a First Session

If we decide after our initial phone conversation to mutually schedule a first session, this will likely be via telehealth. This first session will provide us with more information about whether we want to continue meeting. If, after this meeting, you or I feel we are not a good match, I may provide you with other suggestions.


Once we have set up an initial session, but before we meet in person, you should proceed to the FORMS. Please click on each of the eight form links below, download them, complete and bring to our first meeting.

No Surprises Act Notification and Consent Form: There are two forms. The second form includes an estimate of what you could pay, important especially if Dr. Engelman is an out of network provider for your health insurance plan.