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Susan Pease Banitt


Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW, is a social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of severe trauma and PTSD. She has worked in the field of mental health for more than four decades in diverse settings and teaches classes on healing from trauma in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out.

Biography

Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW is a social worker, psychotherapist and author who specializes in the treatment of severe trauma and PTSD. She has worked in the field of mental health for more than four decades in diverse settings: inpatient, outpatient, and medical with adults and children, and trained in the Harvard medical teaching hospitals in Boston, MA. She is a Reiki Master, Kripalu trained yoga teacher (200 RYT) and shamanic healer in the Celtic tradition. Susan’s book The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out (2012) won several awards including; the Alumni Media Award for Written Work by Simmons College School of Social Work, and the Silver Nautilus Award for Health and Healing.  Susan speaks internationally on the psychological and holistic treatment of PTSD. She lives and has a private practice in beautiful Portland, Oregon with her husband, twin college students, and a menagerie of pets. Her second book: Wisdom, Attachment and Love in Trauma Therapy: Beyond Evidence-Based Practice (2018) has just been released!

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Psychological Trauma
    Attachment Repair
    ACEs Study
    Neuropsychology
    Alternative/Complementary Healing
    Social Work
    Organized/Criminal Abuse

Personal Interests

    Improvisational Comedy (Comedy Sportz and Deep End Theater)
    Indigenous Wisdom
    Horses, Dogs, Cats and other creatures
    Nature
    Yoga Philosophy and Practices including the Yoga Service movement

Websites

Books

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