Certified Clinical Partner Specialist
(The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
(The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals)
"Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."
I am a clinically trained and experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York since 1982. As of 2021, I am also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida.
My clients have commonly suffered from anxiety, depression, grief, childhood trauma, personality disorders (i.e. borderline, narcissistic, ocpd), addiction recovery, and the everyday issues many of us face in life.
I have years of expertise in helping sex addicts and betrayed partners whose relationships are in crisis due to infidelity, affairs, pornography and sex addiction.
I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) , a designation of The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. As a CSAT, I have received intensive and experiential training in the treatment of sex addiction and the use of the 30-Task Model developed by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. Carnes’s research-based 30-Task Model has proven effective for achieving long-term recovery from addiction(s).
I am also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS), a designation of The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS). As a CCPS, I have advanced training in the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model, which provides a sound foundation for assisting betrayed partners in their healing process. I help both individuals and couples; develop recognition of triggers, learn healthy coping skills, restore sanity and trust in themselves, and explore the next steps for recovery.
I participate in ongoing clinical training, coursework and conferences. I work closely with other psychotherapists, Certified Sex Addiction Therapists and APSATS trained therapists.
I provide individual, couple, family, and group psycho-educational therapy.
Since physical distancing has become the new norm, I am pleased to announce all services offered are now through HIPAA-Compliant Teletherapy via ZOOM or telephone in New York State and Florida State.
SUSAN ZOLA, LCSW, CCPS, CSAT
Susan Zola, LCSW, CCPS, CSAT
Licensed in New York and Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – SUNY Binghamton, 1980
Master of Social Work – Adelphi University School of Social Work, 1982.
Private Practice – "Mind Over Matters," 2006.
LCSW License #078530-1
APSATS The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists
CSAT Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
IITAP The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
CCPS Certified Clinical Partner Specialist