About Susan Haverty, MFT

Susan Uses Proven Methods to Help Patients Deal with Anxiety Disorders and Related Conditions.

Susan HavertySusan Haverty, MFT, a cognitive behavioral therapist, is dedicated to helping those who suffer from anxiety disorders or depression find relief and get their lives back on track. Treating anxiety disorders has been the sole focus of Susan Haverty’s practice for the last 15 years.

Susan is a licensed Sacramento marriage and family therapist who uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy to bring about real changes in the lives of her patients who suffer from anxiety disorders.  Susan has successfully counseled hundreds of men and women of all ages suffering from a wide range of psychological disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder,  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and Hypochrondriasis.  Susan works directly with her clients, one on one for the entire length of their treatment.  She does not have her clients work with interns or therapists new to the treatment of anxiety disorders. There is no one in the area that has 15 years of Exposure Therapy experience that works with the client one on one for the duration of their treatment. This makes your therapy a good value, as you are getting the most for your money.

Susan’s trained  to be a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with the distinguished Dr. Paul R. Munford. Paul Munford, Ph.D is a clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. He has published 30 journal articles, two self-help books for OCD sufferers and made numerous presentations on the treatment of panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.  Dr. Munford also developed and directed the behavior therapy program for the OCD Partial Hospitalization Program at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute where he was adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences.  He sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.  Paul Munford recently retired from directing the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center for OCD and Anxiety in San Rafael, CA.  Ms. Haverty continues her association with Dr. Munford in treating clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other anxiety disorders.

Susan Haverty is a member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  Susan has a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Sacramento.

Susan’s approach to Anxiety Disorders and Phobias

Susan approaches treatments for anxiety disorders through several methods that have been scientifically tested to yield positive results:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Thought patterns are examined and alternatives that won’t elicit damaging responses are created. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy seeks to modify the original negative belief into something positive.

Exposure and Response Therapy

A form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy helps a person with psychological disorders to conquer fears through desensitization.

Family therapy

This approach is used by Susan to strengthen family ties and provide deeper understanding of the causes and effects of anxiety disorders, even if the person suffering from anxiety disorder is not undergoing counseling.

Overcome FearGet Help for Anxiety Disorders

Are you ready to deal with the causes and symptoms of your anxiety disorder? It’s understandable to be hesitant in seeking counseling for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but you don’t have to suffer in silence, treatment helps you get your life back.  You can feel better.


Susan’s Sacramento-based private practice assist patients from the nearby communities of Sacramento, West Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Roseville, Folsom, Davis, Rancho Cordova, Yuba City, Rocklin and Woodland. That deal with obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic disorder.

Communities Served:
West Sacramento
Citrus Heights
Elk Grove
Rancho Cordova
Yuba City