Susan B. Avrich MA, LPC, CAADC

Counselor Summary

Susan AvrichSusan Avrich is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in Pennsylvania.
Susan has experience with several different treatment concepts and practices including but not limited to: Motivational Interviewing, Client Centered, Psychodynamic, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Behavior and Affective therapy, Narrative Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Structural and Strategic Therapies, Holistic Psychotherapy, as well as 12 Step concepts and spirituality.

Susan believes there are so many psychotherapies that can be used to help people heal and deal with the things that life can throw at them. No ONE therapy or treatment works for everyone, but everyone has the capacity to heal and make the changes needed to engage in healthy relationships with themselves and others.

Susan earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology from Cedar Crest College, and her Master's degree from Kutztown University in Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy. Susan worked in a private practice in Wyomissing, PA, where she worked with children and families, some within the foster care system and others who were seeking closer familial relationships.

Susan then completely changed her field of focus by working in an Inpatient Adolescent Rehabilitation Center, where she increased her therapeutic skills as she engaged the adolescents and their families in both group and individual therapies. This, Susan believes, began a challenging journey of learning. She began learning about concepts in treatment of addictions, including; The Addicted Family System, 12 Step Programs, as well as identifying and using spirituality and a strong support system to assist clients bring about their desired personal changes. Susan left the Adolescent Rehabilitation Center to work in an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program with primarily adults involved in the criminal justice system.

Client Focus

  • Adult Individuals, Couples, Families, Children & Adolescent 9+

Clinical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic or ‘insight oriented’, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Humanistic approaches, Narrative Therapy


  • Cedar Crest College (1997), B.A. Psychology and Sociology

  • Kutztown University (2003), M.A. Counseling Psychology with a specialty in Marriage and Family Counseling


  • Life Transitions-Events and Stages of life changes

  • Medical/Physical Health Challenges-living with temporary or pervasive health problems

  • Men’s and Women’s Issues

  • Family and Parenting Concerns in Traditional and Non-Traditional Families

  • Addictions