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Beachwood Center, PLLC

  • Location: 352 McLaws Circle Suite 3, conveniently located off I-64 and I-199 Near Busch Gardens
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  • Telephone:  757-870-2266
  • The Beachwood Center Website

Meet Dr. Susanna Owens, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

  • How long have you owned your business?
    • 4 years
  • How did you get started in your business/ industry?
    • While my private practice is entering its 5th year, I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over 15 years. I have a lifelong curiosity about the world we live in and the human experience. I enjoy connecting with others. Thus, it was a natural progression to pursue studies in psychology where I could combine my love of science and interact with people on a one-on-one basis. A Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Psychology I completed my undergraduate studies Magna Cum Laude, with departmental and University honors. Then returned for graduate studies completing my PhD. I have worked with adults in a wide range of settings, such as Universities, Veteran’s Medical Center, Community Mental Health clinics, and Executive/Business settings.
  • What is a common misconception about your business?
    • People often tell me they are reluctant to access behavioral or mental health care because they don’t think their problem is sufficiently serious to warrant therapy compared with others they know. They don’t realize you can be both high functioning and at the same time struggling with mental health. Everyone can benefit from taking good care of themselves emotionally and mentally. Sometimes that means working with a professional and taking the time to get help, so we can be our best at work, with our families, and in our community.
    • Another misconception is the idea clients must go through insurance to access mental healthcare. My business is not affiliated with any medical insurance companies. I provide information should client’s wish to submit a claim to their insurance. Client privacy is important to me, I entrust the client to decide if they want to submit a claim.
  • What makes you different from the other businesses in this area? Why should a customer pick you?
    • I specialize in individual adult psychotherapy. My goal is to give women and men the best care I can provide. When people work with me, they know I do not claim to treat all conditions or concerns. I sincerely want them to get the help they need, even if it’s not with me. When in my professional opinion I believe a prospective client would likely need a level of care or approach different from what I am able to provide, I encourage them to access other care in the community.
    • I believe strongly in the science of psychology for improving the practice and outcomes of psychotherapy. Many years of training and work as a psychotherapist has given me a great deal of experience to draw upon. I truly value working with adults navigating the demands of their jobs, leadership roles, family and life events, while at the same time struggling with how they are feeling or thinking. I tailor talk-therapy to the specific needs and goals of each client. Prospective clients and I talk by phone in a free 5-10 minute consultation about services before any appointment is scheduled.
  • What is the most rewarding thing you get out of what you do?
    • Being able to walk along side people who are struggling and support change. Hearing clients say they know themselves better and are able to manage themselves and grow further on their own as a result of our work together.

And now some fun questions…

  • What is one food that you will not eat?
    • Raw tomatoes
  • What is the one quality you admire most in others?
    • The courage to self-reflect in the presence of another human, and act upon what is learned to make any changes needed.
  • Describe your perfect day off.
    • A great workout followed by a tasty breakfast with loved ones, then walk in nature or fishing. Afterwards listening to live music followed by reading before bed.
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