Westlake Village CA 91361 - United States



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About Susan Forward

Susan Forward is one of the nation’s leading therapists, as well as a best selling author, dynamic lecturer and frequent talk-show guest. In addition to her private practice, she has served as a therapist, instructor and consultant for many Southern California psychiatric and medical facilities. She is the author of the #1 New York Times best sellers Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them and Toxic Parents. Susan has another landmark book scheduled for release on 10/1/2013, Mothers Who Can't Love A Healing Guide for Daughters.  She also hosted her own nationally syndicated program on ABC Talk Radio for six years.

Through her practice, her books and her work on the radio, Susan’s groundbreaking work has opened up exciting new worlds of confidence, inner strength and emotional independence for countless women and men.

Susan Forward's remarkable career in psychology began when she volunteered at UCLA's prestigious Neuropsychiatric Institute. The professional staff at the Institute soon recognized her innate ability to relate to, empathize and work effectively with patients and she was offered a a position as a paraprofessional. Deeply affected by the difference she could make in people's lives, Susan made the decision to dedicate herself to helping others and entered graduate school at the University of Southern California. It was there that she earned her master's degree in Psychiatric Social Work. She then went on to earn her license as a Clinical Social Worker and later her Ph.D. in Psychology.

Since that time, in addition to her private practice, Susan has served as a therapist, consultant and instructor for almost every major Southern California psychiatric and medical facility and is recognized as one of the leading experts in the country on relationship and family issues. She has developed and honed a way of working with people that is incisive, compassionate, interactive and highly effective.

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