Susan Pease Gadoua is a private practice therapist in San Rafael with close to 25 years experience. In 2000, she founded the Transition Institute of Marin, an agency specializing in meeting the needs of couples whose marriages are in strife as well as those who are separating and divorcing. Susan has been trained as both a Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Coach.
Susan is the author of two divorce-related books: San Francisco Chronical bestseller, Contemplating Divorce (2008), and Stronger Day by Day (2010). Additionally, Susan is a column writer for PsychologyToday.com, Examiner.com and she is a featured writer for the Huffington Post Divorce Page.
With an extensive background in dealing with inter-personal relationships and divorce, Susan’s practice consists primarily of individuals and couples, as well as the many groups (for divorce and relationship insight) she leads. Susan’s therapeutic orientations include Family Systems Therapy, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Voice Dialogue.
As the developer of the Phoenix Method of Divorce Recovery TM, Susan trains other therapists to use effective practices when working with divorcing people.