About Susan

Susan is an experienced therapist who adheres to the high ethical standards demanded by her professional association.

Susan has been providing counselling services in the Vancouver area for over 25 years. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of B.C. (# 01647).

Susan provides both in-depth, long term psychotherapy, often dealing with past trauma, childhood issues and longstanding problematic patterns of behavior, as well as, short term counselling which addresses specific current situational difficulties in one’s life. Susan’s approach is humanistic which recognizes the individual’s innate capacity for positive growth and healing. She creates an atmosphere of safety which facilitates self exploration and self awareness.

Helping you connect with yourself and others

In addition to individual counselling and psychotherapy, Susan sees couples, family members, and facilitates groups. Her approach is highly relational and she views “individual difficulties” as often arising from the larger social/relational/family context and maintained by the individual’s way of relating to others and the world around them.

Some of the problems Susan has experience working with are:

  • low self-esteem
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • life transitions
  • trauma
  • grief and loss
  • childhood abuse
  • workplace issues/burnout
  • communication issues
  • stress and panic attacks
  • dreams/nightmares
  • relationship problems/intimacy issues

Body-Mind Connection

Susan works from a holistic perspective and believes in the intimate connection between the body, emotions, and beliefs. A significant part of her postgraduate training has focused on the role of the body in healing, particularly in the area of stress and trauma.

Counsellor Education and Supervision

Susan has demonstrated a strong commitment to the training, education and supervision of counsellors.

Susan has provided education and training for counsellors and therapists since 1987. She has taught counselling at the University of British Columbia, the Gestalt Experiential Training Institute and Vancouver Community College, as well as for public and private agencies.

Currently she offers supervision in her private practice.



College of Psychologists of B.C.
B.C. Psychological Association

Advanced Training:

Gestalt Therapy Core Program / Gestalt Training Institute.
EMDR/ Level I and Level II
Emotional Focused Couples Work
Gottman Couples Training
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy/ Trauma and Developmental Training

Degrees Obtained:

Master of Arts /Department of Counselling Psychology, University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Arts /University of Western Ontario


Book an Appointment

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Susan Rungta Counselling and Therapy
4420 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, B.C.
V6R 2H9


Extended Health Coverage

Extended health coverage may apply.
Susan is registered with:
College of Psychologists of B.C. (# 01647)

Tax deduction:

Psychological services by a Registered
Psychologist can be claimed as a health
care expense for income tax purposes.

Method of payment

Payment is due at each session unless
alternate arrangements are made. You can
use Visa, Mastercard, Debit or cheque.