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Education and Training

Susan graduated from Clark University in Worcester, MA in 1980, where she earned a B.A. degree in Sociology and Spanish with a minor in Psychology.  She worked for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children until moving to California in 1984, where she pursued her M.S.W. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Social Welfare. She is a certified Brief Strategic Family Therapist and trained with the Family Therapy Institute, at the University of Miami. She completed training in 2003 with the internationally accredited Coaches Training Institute.  Bilingual in English/Spanish, has enabled Susan to work with different cultures throughout her career.

Live Seminars and Tele-Seminars

  • Balancing Work & Family Life
  • How To Grow Your Business While Raising Great Kids
  • “No I Won’t and You Can’t Make Me!” How to Handle Power Struggles
  • Who Else Wants Well Behaved Kids? Stopping Negative Behaviors
  • Tired of Nagging? Getting Kids to Cooperate Today
  • The 7 Secrets of Powerful Parenting
  • Parent Transformation Retreat: The 7 Principles to Powerful Parenting
  • How to Gain Control of Your Wild Child & Have a Peaceful Home.
  • How to Gain Respect and Take Back Your Parenting Powers
  • Homework Hassles and What to do About Them

Related Helping Experience

Susan worked and consulted at the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern, Connecticut, the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, the Old Lyme Youth Service Bureau, Pfizer Global Research & Development, and United Behavioral Health, and Community Solutions Inc. (providing in-home services for families of court mandated juveniles.) She has served as an expert consultant for MDRC, a Social Policy Research firm in New York City. In January of 2007, Susan launched her own Internet business, Parenting Powers.

Philosophy and Style

Susan believes that individuals and groups are capable of helping themselves by tapping into their own strengths, creativity, and resources. She is highly attuned to the process and interaction and has the expertise to point out the origins of stress and frustration.

Her unique blend of experience makes Susan a powerful catalyst for change when working with clients. Through thoughtful and sensitive exploration and perspective, her clients learn to trust their intuition, confront their fears, plan effectively, and step into their future to claim their lives and dreams.


The Cat That Lost Its Meow, a children’s book about recovering from loss and grief with Antoinette & Richard Ledzian. (To be released November 2008)
Are You Tired of Nagging? Get Your Kids to Cooperate: How to Raise Well-Behaved Children.Book, DVD & Audio CD. Released September 15, 2008, published by Shining Star Publishing Company.(Copyright 2008, ISBN 978-0-9800364-6-6) More Details

The Take Back Your Parenting Power System: Get Control of Your Kids in 30 Days or Less: The Secret Formula to Powerful Parenting,
is a hands on manual that presents real issues parents face with children and adolescents in today’s plugged-in, fast paced society. This book was released on November 26, 2007, and is published by Shining Star Publishing Company. (Copyright 2007, ISBN 978-0-9800364-2-8). Spanking Doesn’t Have to Be an Option, Op Ed, The New London Day, December 2007. More Details

Laughter in the Laundry was published in The Bank St. Magazine, in New London, August, 2005.Connecticut.

Over 60 Techniques, Activities & Worksheets for Challenging Children & Adolescents - By Susan P. Epstein, LCSW This cutting-edge tips workbook will guide professionals in working with children, adolescents and families across multiple settings and treatment modalities. Inside, find easy to use worksheets, handouts and step-by-step tips and proven techniques to foster the working relationship required to elicit change and healing. More Details.


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