Spring is the time of plans and projects.
— Leo Tolstoy

I've always been a to-do list kind of person. Ever since I was a kid, I always kept a list of things I wanted to accomplish on any particular day. In retrospect, it was my way of coping with my anxiety, and nowadays, I'm very glad to say that I'm not only a recovering perfectionist but also a recovering listmaker. As a matter of fact, I've been especially aware of carving out consistent forms of down time into my life, and little by little, it's working.

Yet, there is an upside to thoughtfully embarking on projects and planning ways to bring them to fruition. For instance, my latest book project is moving along beautifully, and once I have more details, I'll be sure to share them with you. It's been a long haul, but I'm super excited to move forward with the project, and it wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for my to-do lists. So it's a bittersweet relationship I have with my inner perfectionist, but I feel more at peace than ever with this part of me—as long as I try to live in moderation .

Weekend with My Coach

It's been fourteen years since I've collaborated face-to-face with my coach, and I've just returned from Asheville, North Carolina after a very productive and revitalizing two-day intensive with Sandra "Sam" Foster, PhD. Sam is on the faculty of the College of Executive Coaching where I became a certified coach in 2002. I've been seeking her wisdom and thought-partnering on and off since then, and once again, it felt like an opportune moment to spend some high-quality time together as we explored the next leg of my professional journey.

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Overland Suite Open House,
This Sunday!

On Sunday April 15th beginning at 11am, we'll be hosting an Open House brunch at our suite located at 2550 Overland, Suite 100, just south of Pico. It's been ten years since I first moved into our professional home, and we have some new associates and colleagues I would love for you to meet. It will be a great chance to gather together, learn more about each other's practices and share a little nosh. Hope you can join us!

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Brainspotting Los Angeles Online Salon

In February, Maria Gray and I assisted one of our favorite Brainspotting trainers here in Los Angeles for the first weekend module of Brainspotting 1, and it was a terrific success with a very talented and enthusiastic group of students and trainers. As a result of this momentum, Brainspotting Los Angeles hosted its first online salon to open up a broader dialogue about the intricacies of Brainspotting. Maria, Claudia and I shared our wisdom and experience with newer Brainspotters which was a clinical treat for all of us. For more information about our organization, click here, www.brainspottinglosangeles.com.

Group Psychotherapy Association
of Los Angeles Annual Conference
April 27-28, 2018,
American Jewish University, Los Angeles

Callin' in Race: Finding Words, Finding Courage in Group

Presenters: Christine Schmidt and Rudy Lucas

This conference is designed to offer group leaders the opportunity to learn about themselves through the lens of racial dynamics while developing a deeper awareness to create a safer space for groups to bring differences and similarities to the forefront. Because of the current climate of our country as well as recent racially-charged events, this is a very timely conference where we can all learn together as we bring open-heartedness and open-mindedness to explore this universal topic. For more information, click www.gpala.org. Scholarships are still available .

My Group Openings

There have been a few recent goodbyes in my groups leaving openings for those who are interested in joining a seasoned weekly process group. All potential group members must have individual therapy experience under their belt and be open to meeting for 3-4 individual sessions with me before we make a final decisión for them to join. I'm always happy to answer any questions and really appreciate you keeping my groups in mind.

If my groups aren't right for your client, I'm happy to help you find the right match.

Monday Co-ed Process Group: 2 openings

Wednesday Men's Process Group: 2 openings

I wish you all a very pleasant Springtime.

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In gratitude,


Spring 2018

In This Issue:

  • Weekend with My Coach
  • Overland Suite Open House
  • Brainspotting Salon
  • GPALA Annual Conference
  • Current Group Openings

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Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified Group Psychotherapist
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