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Susan Mao, Ph.D.


Susan E. Mao, PhD is a Therapist for The Steward House at Silver Hill Hospital. Dr. Mao completed her doctoral training at Teachers College, Columbia University and a doctoral fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems therapies and has extensive experience in feminist and multicultural psychology.

Dr. Mao draws on multiple theoretical perspectives to provide integrative person-centered and strengths-based treatment. She has worked with individuals with a wide range of presenting concerns and psychiatric diagnoses including serious mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use and medical disorders. Dr. Mao has provided short- and long-term individual and group psychotherapy as well as brief acute crisis interventions. Dr. Mao’s research focuses on the mental health impacts of oppression, identity-related issues in treatment, and multicultural approaches to research, practice, and training.


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