Suzanne Pratt, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Salt Lake City UT
I work primarily with couples. The work I do is two-fold: 1. To move you away from destructive conflict and into productive, even enjoyable dialogue about the differences between you 2. To increase the sense of bondedness between you. I work as a psychotherapist using process-oriented somatic interventions that connect with people’s natural abilities to find a path toward resolution and completion. I utilize Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with a strong focus on the body and nervous system to facilitate this work. I invest more than is typical in my education and training because I am passionate about removing obstacles to compassion and understanding. Gottman certification helps me to intervene effectively in couples communication. Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples helps me to dismantle entrenched attack/defend patterns and to increase awareness about the importance of the attachment bond. EMDR helps me to provide focused attention on traumas that get in the way of healing from past hurts and the ability to be present with one another.
I graduated from New York University, and received an MSW degree in 1994. Upon graduating, I was a clinical social worker at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. I also provided pro-bono clinical services to Gilda’s Club, a non-profit cancer support center. Local health care and support facilities where I have worked include the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Cancer Wellness House, St Marks Hospital, and most recently, Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Intensive Care Unit. I also have volunteered my clinical time at the following committees/organizations: Utah Cancer Specialists National Multiple Sclerosis Society Program Committee (awarded Professional of the Year) Association of Oncology Social Workers National Association of Social Workers Utah Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care Partnership to Improve End of Life Care in Utah American Group Psychotherapy Association Women in Private Practice National Lupus Foundation Archetypes of Everyday Living For these and similar organizations, I have written and presented numerous psychoeducational presentations on a wide variety of wellness-related topics. I have experience in the facilitation of organizational business retreats and in providing executive coaching. In addition to the above, I make presentations to organizations, schools, churches, synagogues, or professional groups on the topic The Seven Principles for Making Relationships Work. View Suzanne’s professional bio, certifications, awards, and more on LinkedIn.