Susan Stone, LMFT Reviews, Cost, Complaints

Susan Stone, LMFT


The Basics

Susan Stone is a licensed marriage and family therapist who maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Practicing for over 30 years, Stone provides individualized therapeutic programming as well as parent coaching and stress management services. Stone treats clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stressful life events as well as couples counseling, family therapy and psychotherapy for adolescents and children. As Stone is not a medical doctor, she cannot prescribe medication. Her practice primarily offers outpatient therapy and coaching services. 

Treatment and Staff

Clients entering treatment with Stone first undergo a comprehensive assessment that helps to create the most effective action plan. Stone offers a highly-personalized and practical treatment approach that utilizes solution-based psychotherapy. Stone offers counseling for individual clients, couples, families and children of all ages, and treats clients struggling with a wide array of emotional and behavioral issues as well as stressful life events like divorce. In addition to counseling, Stone also offers parent coaching and stress management techniques. Consistent in her solution-oriented approach, her parental coaching provides direct advice and equips parents with tools they can use that day.

While delving into childhood issues may be helpful, solution-oriented therapy helps clients feel better immediately. The length of care varies depending on the specific needs of the client. While some individuals require short or long-term treatment, most therapy is scheduled as weekly 50-minute therapy sessions. Stone believes that “time off” between sessions is an integral component to the treatment process. Stone believes that therapy is most effective when the client is a fully active participant. As such, she provides a therapeutic environment built on mutual respect and understanding, and expects clients to take responsibility for their own actions as well as their treatment. Be it changing negative behavior patterns, developing healthy habits or boosting self-esteem, Stone provides clients with practical, concrete strategies and proven techniques that they can employ to enact positive change.


Stone has made a number of television and radio appearances as both a parenting expert as well as the author of “The Indulgence Trap – When too much is not Enough!” She is a member of the Parent’s Education League and maintains a parenting blog called “Practical Parenting.” Stone is also a frequent presenter to discuss parent education and stress management.

Stone is a member of the Prohealth team that provides health education for companies. In the past, she has served as the director of the California Institute for Stress Management.

In Summary

Susan Stone is an LMFT with over 30 years of experience treating clients with a range of issues. Stone offers individual, couples, familial therapy as well as counseling services for children and adolescents. She also offers expertise on parenting and stress management. Stone utilizes a practical, solution-oriented treatment approach that equips clients with problem-solving and relationship-building techniques as well as coping methods for stress, anger and depression. For clients seeking a compassionate and experienced therapist with plenty of expertise in practical, solution-oriented therapy, Susan Stone is an excellent choice.

Susan Stone, LMFT
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Susan Stone Cost: Call for cost (50 minute session, some insurance accepted). Reach Susan Stone by phone at (310) 276-7329 or by email at [email protected].

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