Dr. Susan Spicer is an expert clinical psychologist licensed in three states. She specializes in forensic neuropsychology, EMDR, clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, and research focused on many areas of brain structure and brain functioning. She has spent decades studying the manner in which brainwave patterns impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and she has extensive experience helping individuals achieve peak performance by optimizing their brain functioning. As an Executive Coach, Certified Brain Health Coach, Therapist, and Neuropsychological Expert, she has helped thousands of people worldwide achieve success and attain their goals.
Dr. Spicer provides therapy and coaching online to patients in Michigan, Florida, and California. She conducts neuropsychological assessments of children, teens, and adults with many diverse diagnoses including cognitive disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and brain injuries. She conducts forensic evaluations in legal cases involving child abuse, divorce, and criminal matters, and has provided expert testimony in Courts throughout Florida and Michigan. She has television and news experience and has been featured as a psychological expert on FOX 35 News, Channel 13 News, and Wesh 2 News and other local and national news stations.
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Dr. Spicer earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University with a specialty in neuropsychology. She received a Master of Arts degree from Vermont College of Norwich University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She is a Certified Brain Health Coach through the Amen Clinics. She has been trained in clinical hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and she has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Her professional background includes 12 years of clinical experience in the Michigan Court system, Community Mental Health facilities, and shelters for battered women and children. She is a former team member of the Epilepsy Unit of the Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In this position, she conducted pediatric neuropsychological evaluations for children with a wide range of neurological disorders including epilepsy, autism, meningitis, and chromosomal abnormalities. She has worked in private practices in Florida and Michigan specializing in forensic neuropsychology.
Dr. Spicer is a published researcher in many areas of brain functioning. She published a book chapter on brain hemispheric functioning and lateralization, and is a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders. She has lectured internationally on topics related to cognitive development of right hemisphere brain functioning. She continues to participate in research on frontal lobe functioning of brain injured individuals and other topics related to brain functioning and binaural beat technology.
As an entrepreneur with a background in business and neuropsychology, Dr. Spicer has a unique approach to Coaching that examines your particular strengths with respect to intelligence, memory, executive functioning, personality characteristics, leadership style, and other areas of brain functioning. She will assist you in seeing things you don’t see, such as blind spots, self-limiting strategies, and faulty assumptions. She will help you identify the manner in which your brainwave patterns, core beliefs, and daily habits impact your ability to attain your goals. As your Coach, Dr. Spicer will assist you in setting clear goals and objectives, monitoring your progress, and achieving your dreams.
Dr. Spicer specializes in EMDR and therapy for trauma related disorders. In addition to being a psychologist highly skilled in treating trauma, she is also a trauma survivor. As a result of this, she deeply understands the feelings of anxiety, depression, and confusion that accompany a traumatic event, and she understands the steps needed to help you achieve a full recovery. Her education and clinical experience qualify her as a trauma expert, but it is her life experiences that allow her to truly relate to your symptoms, understand your concerns, and assist you in fully recovering from trauma. For this reason, one of her greatest passions as a psychologist is helping individuals recover from trauma. She knows that it is possible for you to heal and she is dedicated to helping you do so.
Dr. Spicer is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and understands that this approach is effective for assisting individuals achieve psychological well-being and attain their goals. CBT works to identify and uncover negative core beliefs you may have about yourself and your world and modify these thoughts so that you may develop healthier and more adaptive beliefs. The basic tenant of CBT is that our thoughts control our feelings and thus our behavior. By identifying and modifying our thoughts, we can change our feelings and our experiences of the world. When we adopt healthy thoughts patterns, we increase our feelings of self-esteem and begin to naturally attract experiences to us that increase our happiness and well-being. Dr. Spicer uses CBT and other approaches to assist clients in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and many other disorders, while restoring balance and harmony into their lives.
About The Spicer Approach to Brainwave Therapy
Dr. Spicer’s unique approach to Brainwave Therapy successfully merged the field of neuroscience with the practice of clinical hypnosis. This revolutionary approach to wellness utilizes binaural beat technology and may be used in all areas of life to promote health and vitality, as well as to reduce clinical symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and many other disorders. To create her Brainwave Technologies audios, she collaborated with neurologists, epileptologists, psychiatrists, audiologists, physical therapists and musicians. Dr. Spicer personally recorded the nature sounds found on these audios with the use of a binaural microphone to produce the most realistic and technologically advanced audios of nature sounds available today. She also composed, performed, and produced much of the music. The Spicer Approach represents her life’s work, and a powerful vision of how your mind and body can work together to improve health, promote increased clarity and insight, and enhance overall well-being.
As a clinical hypnotherapist, Dr. Spicer utilizes her unique brainwave music and binaural beat technology in hypnosis with her patients in private practice. Her brainwave music has been an integral part of her work in treating patients with a wide range disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, and chronic pain, as well as weight loss and smoking cessation. Her brainwave audios have been a successful tool in her treatment for test anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, and stress management.
If you are fortunate enough to be free of these conditions, you may still significantly benefit from brainwave music. Dr. Spicer’s audios are designed to promote harmony, balance, inner peace, and tranquility. Her unique approach is designed to enhance the health and well-being of listeners who wish to increase creativity and insight, and to improve mental focus and clarity.
Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (APA Accredited), Fielding Graduate University, Concentration in Neuropsychology.
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Vermont College of Norwich University, Concentration in Infant and Child Development
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Central Michigan University, Marketing Degree
Licensed Psychologist, State of Michigan, License #: 6301017726
Licensed Psychologist, State of Florida, License #: PY8984
Certified Brain Health Coach through Dr. Amen of the Amen Clinics
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)
Trained in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
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