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228 West Main Street,
Tustin, CA 92780
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Suzette Spence - Orange County Family Therapist

Suzette Spence is an Orange County therapist with a private practice in Tustin, CA. Her private therapy practice in Tustin provides a warm, welcoming environment nestled in Old Town Tustin charm. She is located conveniently in Stevens Square which is surrounded with beautiful old trees, lush landscaping and inviting, cozy offices. Her second family therapy office will open shortly in the Rancho Santa Margarita area to help serve therapy clients in the South Orange County area.

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  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. License number MFT 35422

Suzette graduated with a bachelors degree In business administration from the University of LaVerne in 1989. She then attended Pepperdine University, Malibu and in 1995 she graduated with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.

Suzette provides confidential therapy for adults, couples, adolescents and children. Her Orange County therapy practice focuses on a safe, non-judgemental environment that promotes growth and personal well-being. She believes that therapy is a process that allows a person to fully experience all their emotions and to feel accepted and understood. In fact, therapy is effective because we all learn best about ourselves and our behavior through personal participation where there is feedback and observation. Suzette encourages us to journey through therapy at your own pace and to feel a sense of safety and privacy in this process.

Family Therapy Specialties

Suzette is a therapist that specializes in working with issues of depression and grieving. Her therapy focuses on working with family survivors of suicide, unexpected and traumatic death and the passing away of a loved one. Suzette understands at a very deep and personal level herself, the immense energy and courage it takes to get through the grieving journey especially of a traumatic death of a loved one. Nothing deepens the despair of a loss more than isolation and depression. You don’t have to be alone in your grief. There can be renewed life, hope and even happiness and joy if you can journey though grief with love and compassion. After a suicide or traumatic death, family members often blame themselves or worst still are blamed for the death. In therapy, Suzette can help you understand how depression is the major component in suicide and why people sometimes choose to end their pain.

Suzette also specializes in working with adolescents. Suzette worked for over a decade with children in foster care and adoption. Many of these children had experienced severe physical, sexual and emotional abuse and many suffered from attachment disorders after adoption. Suzette also worked as a high school counselor in Orange County. Her extensive experience in working with adolescents is now offered in her Orange County private practice. Some of the issues that she works through in therapy are depression, suicidality, cutting, dating abuse, drugs and alcohol, academic issues, family conflict and simply – growing up in the great O.C. and all its challenges and opportunities.

Publication - Orange County Register

Suzette Spence is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Suzette has been published in the Orange County Register and has over a decade of experience working with blended, adopted and foster families. She now specializes in helping teens and families. Her down-to-earth approach using life affirming principles will help you and your family get back on track so you can get on with the rest of your life. Suzette also works with individuals and couples who may be experiencing depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Bring peace back into your home and your life.

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