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Susan Rosenthall, LCSW

Downtown Portland

1020 SW Taylor Street, Suite 755
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 223-1313
24 hr phone  (503) 223-1313
Email:  Susan Rosenthall

Accepting new clients: Yes
Experience: 39 Year(s) of Practice
Rate: $85-165/session
Usual Officer Hours:  


Thank you for visiting my website.

For over 25 years, I have been helping individuals and couples successfully address their issues and concerns.

Through respectful listening and a collaborative exploration, my goal is for us to work together to identify those patterns in your life that may no longer be useful or productive, and then to develop options for change.

Please call or email me to discuss further what you are looking for in therapy, and to schedule an initial appointment. 



  • Adoption Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Gender Identity

My Approach

Depending on your needs and goals, I offer brief problem-solving therapy and/or longer-term psychodynamic psychotherapy. By design, I have maintained a broad-based practice, welcoming clients with many presenting concerns. However, some of my areas of special expertise include: Adoption (including adoption consultation & work with all members of adoption triad) Anxiety including AlphaStim Assertiveness Attachment and attachment issues Communication Considering parenthood (for single people, same sex couples, older parents) Couples therapy Depression Divorce/separation FASD Family of origin issues Fertility and infertility Gender identity Giftedness Grief and loss Jewish identity Life transitions LGBTQ+ identified Parenting concerns (including one's own issues playing out in parenting) Reactive attachment disorder Relationship concerns Religious and cultural legacies Self-esteem Single parenting Substance abuse Trans-cultural and trans-racial issues Trauma/PTSD Women's issues

My Background

I graduated from Reed College with a BA in English, in retrospect a wonderful foundation for listening and coming to understand my clients' life stories. Following my BA, I received an MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching), also from Reed. Some years later, I returned to Portland State University and earned a Master's degree in Social Work. I was a social worker in the heart of London before returning to Portland to begin my private practice. 

Treatment Model & Orientations

  • Attachment Theory
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Couples Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic 

Fee For Service & Financial

My regular fee is $165 for a 53-minute hour, with a higher fee for the initial appointment.  


Highest Degree Earned: MSW
Discipline: Clinical Social Work

Insurance Plans Accepted

Following is a list of some of the insurance and EAP panels that I am on.  I would be glad to verify your coverage on any of the panels below, as well as any that are not listed.   I can bill as an out-of-network provider for any insurance panels that I am not on.  I also offer a discount for those who can come during the day and who are paying with no insurance being billed.

  1. Aetna
  2. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon
  3. Cascade Behavioral Health
  4. Cascade EAP
  5. CCN
  7. Family Care (OHP/Oregon Health Plan)
  8. Great West Healthcare
  9. HealthShare of Oregon (OHP - for exceptonal needs) 
  10. Horizon EAP
  11. Lifewise
  12. Medicare
  13. MHN (of California)
  14. MODA
  15. PacificSource
  16. Regence Group Administrators
  17. Reliant Behavioral Health EAP