Testimonials

Due to the confidential nature of my practice, names are withheld. These are but some of many testimonials provided by actual clients who I have helped through the years. You can also see my ratings on the Healthgrades website.

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You can be assured that I have found a stronger voice and advocate within myself because of our sessions together. I have a notebook full of Susan's personally tailored wisdom and "Susanisms" to help keep me stay on course. Your family is VERY lucky to have you as a Mom and Wife, and they should be proud of how many people you help that struggle to learn how to author and navigate their own lives. You do it with such compassion and with great respect for your clients' vulnerabilities. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to begin to author my own life, apart from the tugging needs of my immediate and extended family.

April 1, 2016

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Susan provided us with the tools we needed to make our marriage stronger, healthier and happier. Susan taught us how to communicate better, to understand where the other spouse is coming from, and to take responsibility for our own negative behaviors. Because of her counseling, we are happier people--both as individuals and as a couple. Susan is very direct and she provides concrete ways in which we can improve our marriage. We are grateful to Susan for what she has done for us.

April 1, 2016

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I have had the privilege of working with Susan off and on for a while. Over this time I have had to confront a myriad of situations, life changes, and problems which were very difficult. Susan shared with me a great number of problem solving and coping skills to help me through the tough times, and help me to celebrate the good times. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

April 1, 2016

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Susan is extremely perceptive and compassionate when it comes to couples counseling. She's a great listener, and has amazing recall. She is skilled at understanding a complex dynamic, and providing just the right common sense advice. She is even-handed, patient, and wise. My wife and I are truly fortunate to have found her.

April 1, 2016

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Over the past year, Susan has been coaching me through some very big transitions in my life and I could not have navigated through these changes with as much honesty and grace without her help. Her coaching skills helped me identify and focus on the most important aspects of this change and face the fears that have hindered me so much in the past. She helped me to clearly identify my values and use these as a guide to making life's judgements and changes. Our discussions are forever in my memory and her sensitive and insightful coaching will always guide me.

April 1, 2016

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I have had the honor of seeing Susan for individual as well as couples therapy. After several years of mismatched or ineffective therapists, I finally felt truly comfortable telling my story to Susan. A talented and unique therapist, Susan ensures that you are welcomed, understood, and most importantly given tools to help you empower yourself and your relationships with others. I have had life-long anxiety and mild to moderate depression. When I first started seeing Susan, I could barely fit through the door with all the baggage I was carrying. Most sessions I am able to let go of a purse, some days a full sized carry-on and even still there are days in which I have been able to put down an entire suitcase. I fit through the door much easier these days. These are my accomplishments and Susan has helped me get to them. If you are ready to take charge, Susan is a wonderful copilot to have on your journey.

April 1, 2016

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You would not know it today, but over 10 years ago, my life felt upside down and backwards with no understanding of how to "right the ship". I came across a compass and with the life coaching, patience and help that I received from Susan Costello, I am grateful to say I could not be any happier. Remarried, two more beautiful children and even a grandchild, I am thankful to Susan more than even she could believe.

April 1, 2016

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I just wanted to thank you. My life is quite happy, calm, and fulfilling now. I really do not think I could have achieved this without your wisdom and caring. There have been so many barriers that I have crossed with your guidance. I still have some to get over, but many of the lifelong barriers are behind me now. You have a wonderful gift, the gift of healing. I hope all of your dreams come true too! Thanks for helping me change my life. You are the Shaquille O'Neal of counseling!!

April 1, 2016

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I'm so glad that I started this journey. In so many areas of my life I have been able to make huge strides. I have lost 30 lbs. with your coaching. You helped to remind me of my values and coached me in a gentle but firm way. I am so grateful for all you have done and I will be telling everyone who wants to achieve more (and even those who don't know they want to) about the difference coaching with you has made. My business has increased and is ever increasing. I am more confident than I have ever been. Along with my strong faith and your respect for my values, I feel I have moved mountains. Thank you. You are a treasure and a rich blessing in my life.

April 1, 2016

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I have gone through therapy with many different social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists. No one comes close to what Susan Costello has been able to provide. Susan has helped me realize that I have the ability to control how I deal with life’s stresses by developing a stronger insight of triggers that have caused habitual patterns of thought and behavior. The advantage of this approach—versus that of clinicians who are just quick to diagnose or pathologize—is that I have gained considerable awareness of these old patterns and have learned how to replace them with new ones in a very short period of time. Susan Costello is a naturally gifted therapist. I only wish I had the opportunity to benefit from her teaching many years ago. I highly recommend her to anyone who has been through long-term therapy with others, only to remain “stuck” with the same, repeating life patterns.

April 1, 2016

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I have made several positive changes in my life since attending coaching with Susan. My self-esteem and confidence levels have improved greatly. She is helping me to discover exactly what is holding me back from achieving the success I desire. I feel as though I am in control of my life now and the sense of empowerment is wonderful! Thank you, Susan.

April 1, 2016

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I would like to say that my experience with Susan Costello was very beneficial and refreshing. Using the tools she gave me I no longer need any medication. I highly recommend her.............very highly.

April 1, 2016

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When I met Susan two and a half years ago I could never have imagined the journey we were about to embark on together. I first saw Susan for marriage counseling and since then she has become my confidante and my friend. There is nothing I can't say to her. She is incredibly patient, listens intently, never judges, provides actionable insight and, most importantly, she genuinely cares. I feel lucky to have met her and would recommend her (and have) to anyone seeking support or growth - individually or as a couple.

April 1, 2016

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Susan is a remarkably insightful therapist who guided my husband and me through a devastating time in our marriage. She was patient, empathetic, and able to grasp the crucial issues that were holding us back from saving our relationship. Susan was able to understand those hurdles and then take us one - and two and three - steps farther so we could finally see each other's viewpoint. Those aha moments happened repeatedly. We could not have gotten there without her help. We had been to a therapist before finding Susan but there was no comparison. We felt safe with Susan. We felt as if Susan cared whether our marriage came apart, or if we were emotionally healthy. She made us strong - as a couple and individually. That is the definition of an excellent therapist. We would return to Susan in a heartbeat and highly recommend her practice.

April 1, 2016

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Working with Susan Costello has been a great blessing to me. She has been remarkably supportive, gentle and compassionate yet skillfully adept at helping me focus on what is really important to me, what stands in my way and what next steps I want and need to take to accomplish my goals. She is a great listener. I really feel heard, and that has been key to my trusting the coaching process. And she has fantastic, creative ideas that I've found eye-opening, simple and practical. I've been surprised to find myself, after every session, muttering, "Well, that was worth the cost!" It's amazing to me, looking back at the process, how someone could help me cut through the brambles to be able to visualize some key goals. It may be trite, but true: that just taking one step--in this case, beginning the coaching process--seems to open doors. Things began to fall into place, largely, I think, because Susan is so tuned in to the needs and inspiration of the moment. You'll be in great hands if you decide to work with her.

April 1, 2016

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I couldn't say enough good things about Susan as a therapist. I have been in therapy for about 10 years and have seen many therapists, and Susan has stood out far above the rest. I have made more progress with her than I have made with any others. Her kind, gentle approach and solid sound advice always have me leaving her office with hope for the future.

April 1, 2016

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I have worked with Susan for individual counseling and couples counseling. I can say, without exaggeration, that her combination of empathy, strength, patience, compassion and insight have helped keep my marriage together and my emotional life safe, and my physical health has also improved. I cannot recommend her enthusiastically enough.

April 1, 2016

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Susan was excellent in helping me resolve my depression & work through it's source. She is truly committed to helping her clients get better. I felt like I could share anything with Susan & she was never judgmental in any way. If my depression returns & there is chance it could, Susan will be the 1st person I call.

September 6, 2016

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Susan is someone I can truly be myself with. I feel so safe telling her what's going on with me. When I first started working with her, I was experiencing alot of anxiety along with low self-esteem. Susan has a very gentle way of pointing out what my strengths are, when sometimes all I can see are my weaknesses. Because of Susan, my self-esteem has much improved, and my anxiety has lessened dramatically. Susan is a very positive woman. She has helped me to become the stronger, more capable individual that she has seen in me all along. I look forward to every session with Susan.

April 1, 2016




What my clients have to say

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Susan provided us with the tools we needed to make our marriage stronger, healthier and happier. Susan taught us how to communicate better, to understand where the other spouse is coming from, and to take responsibility for our own negative behaviors. Because of her counseling, we are happier people--both as individuals and as a couple. Susan is very direct and she provides concrete ways in which we can improve our marriage. We are grateful to Susan for what she has done for us.

April 1, 2016

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