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:

Individual Therapy

Therapy can provide the opportunity to reflect on your issues, solve problems and heal current and past wounds. Once you find a therapist with whom you can establish trust, therapy goals can be collaboratively established to help you: increase your resilience, decrease stress, reduce your emotional and physical discomfort and pain, and move into the present feeling more balance between your mind, body and spirit.

I consider you the expert about your life and I am a consultant in helping you explore meanings, behaviors, and obtain answers to your questions. If appropriate, often times we may explore early issues in your family of origin, and how these issues may be manifesting themselves in your current problematic patterns.

If your issues involve serious or life threatening illnesses, or if a loved one is ill, I have specialized expertise in working with these issues (see p. 2 of my Curriculum Vitae). I may assist you in making life style changes to help you cope with a health condition, as well as provide you with tools for coping with side effects of treatments themselves, for example chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

Hospital/In-Patient Services

Although most of my work is done with patients through telehealth in Laguna Niguel, I am a member of the medical staff at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange and Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo. I may also work with you in your hospital room, at infusion and radiation centers. I am also available to accompany you to procedures, including MRIs, birthings, and surgery—to help you be emotionally prepared and comfortable.

Couples/Relationship Psychotherapy

I welcome couples into my practice who want to work on relationship issues. My focus is on improving communication and problem-solving skills, understanding relationship patterns, increasing empathy towards one another, and improving a sense of connection between partners. For couples dealing with a life threatening illness, couples’ therapy may be particularly helpful for both individuals to talk and problem solve and have help in the often long-term progression through the complete course of the family member’s illness.