Dr. Susan U. Nimmanheminda

I’ve been a practicing psychotherapist for over 30 years, working with adults and adolescents. The areas I specialize in include: female and male survivors of sexual abuse, substance abuse and other addictions, cultural and sexual diversity, stress management, anxiety and depression. I also specialize in working with clients who are “going solo”–that is, adults who choose to live alone.

I provide both short- and longer-term psychotherapy, depending on what is most helpful. My focus is to help each client access and build on their strengths while addressing their needs and goals for therapy.

I have a Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver and a PhD from the International University of Graduate Studies in conjunction with the Colorado Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. Since 1998, I have been a member of the Faculty at Naropa University with the Masters of Contemplative Psychology program. I currently teach Clinical Tutorial, supervise the Group Process track, and serve on the Leadership Team.

Please see Treatment Approach for more information on my treatment philosophy and methods.