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Get to Know Me

Susan Barbour, Ed.D., Psychologist and Psychoanalyst


Prior to becoming a psychoanalyst,  I received a certificate with a specialty in Object Relations Theory and Practice (2002) from the International Institute of Object Relations.

Clinical Experience

I’ve worked in a variety of university, clinical and hospital settings and I’ve been in private practice for many years. I am a faculty member at the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute, the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine/Medical College of Wisconsin.

Being a psychoanalyst has broadened my understanding of human experience and motives and the way people’s personalities form repeated patterns in thinking and feeling. With these understandings I can best be of help to you.


For more information about the psychotherapy I provide and about psychoanalysis, please read “Dynamic-Psychotherapy.”


Practice Information

Details about my practice can be found here.

Interested in becoming a psychoanalyst?

Please read further at this link and this link.

My approach is eclectic and client centered. However, my expertise as a psychoanalyst informs my understanding of your experience and change over the course of your life. Because my focus is on development and how you come to be you, the therapy targets change, which is more lasting change than other kinds of therapy.

I also have a background to provide integrative and depthful work in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Your investment in this kind of therapeutic journey resonates deeply to the core of your personality.

In addition, I consult with, teach and mentor mental health providers and psychiatric residents.


I provide teletherapy with licenses to practice psychology in Pennsylvania & Wisconsin.

I completed my doctoral degree at Rutgers University in 1994 and am credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.


After I became credentialed as a psychologist I worked to become a psychoanalyst, which I completed in 2015 through the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute. To learn more about a specialty in psychoanalysis, click here.

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