Create a strong and healthy stepfamily,   one STEP at a time

Dr. Susan Swanson is a noted authority on issues involving step, blended, and divorced families. She has spent more than 20 years working with couples, helping them understand the issues that are part of stepfamily life and work on their communication so they can collaborate on problem solving to strengthen their relationship.

Susan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from California State University, Long Beach. She received her doctorate in spiritual counseling from the University of Sedona in Arizona. Her experience includes over 10 years of running support groups for separation and divorce and for mood disorders.

She has spoken numerous times on the subject of mood disorders and on the topic of remarried couples and stepfamilies to various groups. She offers continuing education on the subject of stepfamilies to other professionals.

She has been quoted in The New York Times, made an appearance on the pilot of “The Practical Princess”, and hosted two radio shows devoted to the issues of stepfamily life: “Susan Swanson on Step” for New Day Talk Radio and “The Relationship Hour” for Healthy Life Talk Radio. She has been published in the California Clinical Society of Social Work Newsletter and has been a frequent contributor to StepMom Magazine. Susan holds board-certified diplomate status in her field.


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