In addition to Darien, I am now working Wednesdays in Fairfield--

About My Practice



I believe that being able to share-with no judgement or criticism-is key to awareness. In that framework, clients have a witness to their dreams, ideas and losses, and can begin to experience freedom.



My belief is that being honest with others begins with being honest with yourself. Sharing honestly with a trained professional can help direct the path only you can provide for yourself.



I believe everyone has within themselves the strength to make their lives work. At different times, people may need help finding that strength. When you believe you can let go of the past, you start to move on.

I offer the Grief Recovery Method® day and evening groups on an ongoing basis. As soon as I fill a group, we begin! I am tentatively launching the next 8 session group January 13, 2020. 

Please call or email me to register and find out more information.


Susan S. Elliott, MA, NCC


Counseling Perspective

My goal as a psychotherapist is to meet my clients where they are in their life journey.  I use a Client-Centered approach, allowing the client to decide the direction of what they want to work on. Listening with respect and validation can move a client to seek their own truth and understanding. 

I am an integrative therapist and strive to help clients help themselves using  techniques that best suit each individual.      

In addition to individual counseling, I am certified in The Grief Recovery Method ®, and serve as a Grief Recovery Method Specialist ®  for both individual and group sessions. 

I am located in Fairfield County, CT. Please call or email for an appointment and further information.


  • Private practice in Darien and Fairfield, CT
  • Grief Recovery Method Specialist ®  1:1 and Outreach Groups 
  • Laurel House, Stamford,CT  (
  • Wellness (Counseling) Center, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • Fairfield University Counseling and Psychological Services, Fairfield, CT


  • Certified in Basic EMDR (EMDRIA)
  • Certificate in Advanced Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy
  • Certified in The Trauma Resilience Model Parts 1 and 2 (TRM) 
  • Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Fairfield University 
  • National Certified Counselor 
  • Certified in the Grief Recovery Method ® 
  • BA, Baylor University

Professional Affiliations

  • (ACA) American Counseling Association 
  • (CCA)  Connecticut Counseling Association
  • (ISSTD) International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Contact me

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for Individual Counseling and dates for my next Grief Recovery Method® group(s)