Faith is a place of mystery, where we find the courage to believe in what we cannot see and the strength to let go of our fear of uncertainty.
— Brene Brown

Recent events have challenged us to the core, but faith and courage are still possible even at an unfathomable time like this one. Here is one of my simple strategies. I remind myself to put one foot in front of the other while letting go of the results, and this is my version of leaning into faith as a place of mystery. My family of choice also acts as a tremendous source of strength when I feel wobbly, and they hold hope and courage at times when I’m not able to do that for myself. As the pandemic unfolds, I wish you inner peace and emotional nourishment during this time of uncertainty.

Gratitude and Goodbye to Jen Davis, AMFT

My associate, Jen Davis is “graduating” from my practice at the end of this month after almost three years of outstanding clinical work. Not only is Jen a naturally-intuitive therapist, but she also brings her clients a collaborative, relational and clinically-sound healing experience. I will greatly miss having Jen as part of the practice but look forward to building upon our relationship which includes our shared passion for Brainspotting. It’s been an absolute delight to share these last few years together.

What if 2020 isn’t Cancelled?
by Leslie Dwight

What if 2020 isn’t cancelled?
What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for?
A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw —
    that it finally forces us to grow.
A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from
    our ignorant slumber.
A year we finally accept the need for change.
Declare change. Work for change. Become the change.

A year we finally band together, instead of pushing
    each other further apart.
2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather the most important year
    of them all.

The Scientist by Coldplay
(performed by a children’s choir)

At this time that can feel so heavy and dark, this inspirational group of kids will hopefully put a smile on your face and bring you a moment of lightness.
The Scientist

Upcoming Appearances

GPALA
(Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles)

2-day Annual Conference
Small Group Leader
Molyn Leszcz, MD
Friday, 9/11 Saturday, 9/12 (Zoom)

The Insight Center
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection
Saturday, 9/26, 1-5pm (Zoom)

C4 Webinar
Emotional Sobriety and Sexual Addiction
Friday, 10/2, 9-10am PT

St. Louis Annual S-Retreat
(All Sexual Addiction Fellowships)
Keynote Speaker
Friday, 10/23 - Sunday, 10/25 (Zoom)

Recently, our local hummingbirds have returned for their daily visits which brings me such pleasure to observe them up close. I wish you all the simple gifts of summer.

In gratitude,
Andrew

Summer 2020


In This Issue:

  • Goodbye to Jen Davis, AMFT
  • What if 2020 isn’t cancelled?
    (Leslie Dwight)
  • The Scientist
  • Upcoming Appearances

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It’s Not About the Sex:
Moving from Isolation to
Intimacy after Sexual Addiction


About Andrew Susskind

Andrew Susskind, LCSW, SEP, CGP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified Group Psychotherapist
and Certified Brainspotting Practitioner who brings more than 28 years of experience to his work.

Associates

Jen Davis, M.A. is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the following areas: addictions, depression and anxiety, the psychology of women, unblocking creativity, living with grief, and trauma.


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