Find a Therapist at

Find a Therapist or Treatment Center

   for Consumers
Find a Local Therapist
Find a Telehealth Therapist
Find a Treatment Center
About Therapy
Research a Condition
Research a Medication
Support Groups
National Hotlines
Featured Articles
What's New

   for Providers
List Your Practice
List Your Treatment Center
Publish an Article
My Account

Therapist Profile

» Provider Directory » Find a Therapist » New Hampshire » Portsmouth Therapists » Therapist Profile


Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD, CPC

Office: The Couples Center
Susan R. Lager, LICSW, BCD
118 Maplewood Ave., Building A
Portsmouth, NH 03801
View phone number for Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD, CPC View phone number
Send e-mail to Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD, CPC Send e-mail
Web Site:
Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Relationship skills workshops
Pre-marital & Pre-divorce evaluations / plans
Consultations to professionals
Couples retreats
Practice Description:
During this turbulent time of uncertainty, and the need for social distancing for safety, I am conducting all sessions by either phone or through, a telemedicine service for audio or video sessions. is HIPAA compliant and secure, so your health information is protected, and cannot be accessed by third parties.
For more information about doing therapy with me during this public health crisis please call my voicemail at 603-431-7131 and we can discuss the logistics around this way of working together.
There's no need for you to wait in limbo for an ambiguous period of time until Covid -19 passes. You can actively work on your individual or couples issues right now, while you get support and tools to manage all the difficulties and adjustments related to this pandemic.

I provide a wide array of services for married and unmarried, heterosexual and same-sex partners at all stages of the coupling process. Relationships can be very difficult, but also growthful and joyous. I'm passionate about helping couples to develop necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their highest potential. I also know that not every relationship can be saved, and work with those clients who need to let go as amicably as possible. As a seasoned specialist in couples work, I also provide consultation to therapists, coaches, and other professionals who want to expand their skills in this arena.

In addition, I maintain a portion of my practice serving individual clients who may be grappling with various kinds of distress.

In 2010, I formed Couplespeak™, a division of the practice which offers products and coaching services in person, by phone and online to individuals and couples seeking personal or relationship enrichment.

You can tune into my BlogTalk Radio show, "The Couplespeak™ Relationship Forum," where I explore various topics with experts in the field of psychology. Callers can listen or join me live on the air by calling toll-free: 877-497-9046. The show airs monthly on Wednesdays at 8:30 PM.

I also provide a series of relationship tips on my YouTube channel, "Learn To Love," as well as a weekly blog about various relationship issues on my website at

You can find many of my published articles about relationship issues at Ezine Articles online at:
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Adjustment Disorder
Relationship Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anxiety Disorders/Phobias
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Infertility Issues
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Personality Disorders
Sexual Dysfunction
Stress Management
Women's Issues
Age Specialties: Adults
Session Formats: Individual
Remote sessions - phone or video
Treatment Approaches: Behavioral
Family Systems
Object Relations
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Transactional Analysis
Additional Demographic Expertise: Women/Feminist
Education: B.A. Psychology
CCNY, 1971

M.S.W., Fordham University, 1977
License #: 202 and 105981
Licensed In: NH and MA
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Portsmouth Psychotherapy Institute, 1983
Fowler Wainwright International institute of Coaching, 2010
Doherty Relationship Institute, 20
Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Social Workers
New Hampshire Psychological Assoc.
American Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy
Maine Assoc. for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Clinical Social Work Assoc.
International Assoc. of Coaching
Fee Schedule: Evaluations $250. (90 min.)
Individual psychotherapy $150.
Couples therapy $175.
adjusted fees for AnthemBCBS
Discernment Counseling Evaluation, 2 hours: $325: subsequent 90 minute sessions: $250.
Accepted Insurance: Any Indemnity Plan
Any PPO (with Out-of-Network Benefits)
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Insurance and Billing Instructions: AnthemBCBS direct billing; copay due at session
all self-pay and PPO plans payment due at session
Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday: 12 - 9 PM; Fridays: 12 - 7 PM
Driving Directions: Portsmouth traffic circle to Route One Bypass No. to second exit
(Maplewood Ave.). Right off exit ramp onto Maplewood Ave., through blinking light, over small bridge to #118, then right into driveway to Building A on the waterfront of North Mill Pond.

View Map for Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD, CPC View map
Additional Comments: In late 2012 and early 2013 I published my first two books in The Couplespeak™ Series; lighthearted self help workbooks designed to help you do better in all your relationships:

"I'm Talking! Are You Listening?" Fix Communication Problems With Your Partner In No Time Flat!

"Become Relationship Smart Without A Lifetime Of Therapy"

(They are both available as paperbacks and as eBooks, and can be found on under "Susan Lager")

Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD, CPC, Therapist in Portsmouth

 Helpful Links
Contact This Therapist
View Map of Location
E-mail This Profile to a Friend
Printer-Friendly Version
License Verification
Credential Abbreviations

 Additional Information
Years in Practice:  Over 30
Gender:  Female
Accepting New Clients:  Yes
Sliding Fee Scale:  No
Prescribe Medication:  No
Wheelchair Accessible:  No
Public Transportation:  Yes

Return to Portsmouth Therapists   •   New Therapist Search

Last Modified: 3/10/2021  

Home  |  Provider Directory  |  Mental Health Library  |  Resource Center  |  For Providers
Find a Therapist  |  Find a Treatment Center  |  List Your Practice  |  List Your Treatment Center
About Us  |  Contact Us  |  User Agreement  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map
The information provided on this site is for educational or informational purposes only and should not be treated as medical or behavioral health care advice. The information is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care provider. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions or concerns about your health.
Page Reference: Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD, CPC - Therapist in Portsmouth, NH
Copyright © 2000-2021, Inc. All rights reserved.
Welcome Guestbook What's New Site Map Find a Therapist Find a Treatment Center About Therapy Frequently Asked Questions Disorders & Conditions Medications Treatment Approaches Featured Articles News Archive Mental Health Dictionary Support Groups National Hotlines Web Directory Mental Health Books Related Web Sites For Providers Provider Login Back to Top of Profile of Susan Lager, LICSW, BCD, CPC