Susan Gorey

Psychotherapy and Conflict Resolution

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Susan Gorey provides psychotherapy services for adults, both individually and as couples. She also assists individuals engaged in interpersonal conflict—often but not always involving legal issues—through mediation and parenting coordination services.

To Be Fully Alive

“To be fully alive, Fully human, and completely awake, is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” – Pema Chödrön

Apologies

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” Benjamin Franklin   It's safe to say that each of us has been in the position to offer and to receive an apology...

Fear is . . .

  “Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth” – Pema Chödrön

Presence in a Priceless Gift

Presence is a priceless gift—one that we owe to ourselves and to our partners. In couples’ work, I listen to the backstory—I look for the intensity of each partner's emotion...

Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”

We Are All Fit for Love

When I stand beside people who are filled with the shame of not being enough, I offer the teachings of self-compassion. MOTHER OF US ALL "Mother-of-us-all prays to free us...

FAQ About Mediation

Here Are Some Common Questions and Answers About My Mediation Services   Do you  provide  divorce  mediation  services? No, I  do  not  mediate  divorce  matters.  My  expertise  is in facilitating...

The Dance of Harmony, Disharmony and Repair

According to Terry Real, author of The New Rules of Marriage, every relationship is an endless dance of harmony, disharmony, and repair. The crunch is the place between disharmony and...

Parents in Conflict

As parents in conflict, we try to do the best for our children, often from antagonistic perspectives. Sometimes, we are faced with compromising on—or even letting go of—a  course of...

Never Lose Hope

: I remember a sign that was on a colleague’s door when I was working in the courts: "It will all be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s...