Dr. Susanne Babbel

Trauma survivors live in a somatic world, not a world of language.





The goal of Integrative Trauma Therapy is to help individuals create a more meaningful and fulfilling life that is not influenced by the residue of earlier traumas but by a powerful natural force within.

Trauma can interfere with your life. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in San Francisco, I help you explore what has led to your current concerns and what might be left unresolved. When you are able to see clearly, rather than through the lens of your previous conditioning, you are in the position of power.

My intention is not to keep you in therapy but to help you quickly move forward in your life.

I have been successful in assisting others in healing their traumatic experiences and clients have expressed their gratitude with many reviews. Clients have called my approach; “Therapy that works”, “A warm and wonderful healing experience”, and “Extraordinary therapy”.

Warm, smart, insightful, compassionate. Susanne creates an environment where you feel safe to open your mind, to open your wounds. From that position, the healing and learning develops in a way that can have permanent results. I go back to see her every year for my “mental health” checkup. I truly adore Susanne.
— E. S.

Areas of Focus

With more than a decade of experience in the mental health field, I am prepared to help you to:

  • Overcome Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms) 

  • Relieve Depression and Anxiety

  • Raise Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

  • Improve the Quality of Your Relationships

  • Ease Grief

  • Manage Stress


Individual therapy is available to adults via in-person sessions located at my private San Francisco office or online. Online and Teletherapy are is offered for residents anywhere in California.

Using an eclectic approach to therapy that caters to the specific needs of each client, I incorporate the following methods in my practice. They have been proven to be very reliable in both my work and extant research. These modalities accelerate the healing process and harness your strength.

  • Body-Mind Approaches, including Somatic Experiencing

  • Inner Child Therapy

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Emotional Freedom Technique