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Suzan A. M. McVicker, PhD, LPC

Doctor of Philosophy in Human and Organizational Development

  • Years in Practice: 35+ Years
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes*
  • Accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Alliance,  UW-Madison's SHIP, Unity, Quartz, and GHC. 
  • Accepts MA: No
  • Theoretical Orientation: Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Modalities: Couples, Group, or Individuals
  • Ethnicity: Any, special interest in Native American Indian
  • Gender: All
  • Religious Orientation: All
  • Age: Adults & Adolescents
  • Historical/Ancestral trauma
  • Culturally- derived Native American Indian issues
  • Survivors of physical, emotional, sexual abuse and trauma
  • Couples/relationship

* Please ask about your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


 Suzan McVicker, PhD, LPC 


   * *  I am currently not accepting new clients * *

My specialty is IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapy, a model I find useful in helping to resolve long-standing patterns of problematic behaviors. Whether you find yourself in difficult relationships, experience life as a constant struggle, or feel that life would have more meaning if only……………..I am honored to help. As a trainer in IFS as well as a practitioner, I have many opportunities to see its value.

More details about IFS therapy are available at

I have training and experience working with transgenerational or historic trauma especially as it impacts Native American Indians or those who are Indian descendants. I also use Meridian Energy Therapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique, a “therapeutic cousin” to EMDR), and HMR (Holographic Memory Resolution).

A brief description of IFS:

 IFS is simple, yet sophisticated psychotherapy involving body, mind, spirit, energy. It is a conceptual umbrella under which a wide variety of different approaches can be linked as well as an original model with its own language and map of the inner world. Known for its non-pathologizing and collaborative ways of creating safety to make changes IFS is increasingly applied with trauma issues. Dreams, inner dialogue, noticing behavior and beliefs, "going inside" in compassionate witness are all pathways for healing with an IFS therapist. This powerful therapy works with "parts" of a person to unfetter a central core self. Learning to speak for parts can make communication truly workable. Self-transformation leads to fuller experiences of satisfaction, harmony and balance. The role of the IFS therapist is to support the client toward transformation in non-interfering ways. Exploring the relationships between the self and inner parts and the external world (family and communities) can unfold in many ways, and it is with that allowance for the unique experience that we proceed with humility and respect for the process.

Please note: E-mail is not a secure form of communication and therefore, confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. 

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