“Happiness is not something that you get in life; happiness is something that you bring to life.”
— Wayne Dyer
Dr. Susan Rudnicki is a licensed psychologist. She has been in private practice for nearly 20 years, providing psychotherapy and conducting assessments to clients across Atlanta and the surrounding areas (including, but not limited to, Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Canton, Cumming, Decatur, Duluth, Dunwoody, Ellijay, Gainesville, Jasper, Johns Creek, Kennesaw, Marietta, Norcross, Peachtree City, Roswell, Smyrna, Tucker, Woodstock). By providing support and encouragement, Susan strongly believes that her clients can capture their inner desires to develop and integrate positive changes and apply effective coping strategies in their lives when confronted with obstacles and challenges.
Susan’s philosophy is that happiness is a choice – it is a continuous journey with changing courses, speed bumps, and destinations, depending upon many influential life factors (such as age and maturity, environment, quality of social connections and encounters, career opportunities and letdowns, and experience and wisdom). Happiness is simply not achieved by having the absence of problems or by striving for perfection, but by developing a coping “tool box” to deal with a wide array of problems while simultaneously accepting and looking beyond imperfections. She has worked with a range of clients to help them achieve this healthier, more functional mindset. She guides them on their path to identifying and embracing their uniqueness and strengths rather than being fearful of their differences and what they many uncover and see in their reflection. It is their very uniqueness and power that will make them shine if they allow themselves to surrender to it.
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
Susan urges her clients to engage in regular amounts of activity and exercise due to the numerous mental health benefits, some of which include decreasing stress and negative mood in addition to enhancing confidence and self-value. Living with an optimistic and positive mentality in addition to engaging in an active lifestyle facilitates clients’ abilities to experience success and accomplishment, develop and maintain satisfying relationships, learn how to endure difficult tasks on and off the workout mat with fortitude, and make sound decisions for an overall improved quality of life.
Dr. Rudnicki’s office is located in Dunwoody, GA. She has been a featured expert on CNN, CBS Atlanta, Fox 5 News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Parent Magazine and published a regular column in the Atlanta Jewish Times.
Dr. Susan Rudnicki utilizes a combination of therapeutic treatment approaches best tailored to her clients’ needs. In addition to motivational interviewing, she provides insight-oriented, solution-focused, family systems, and cognitive behavioral approaches to therapy in a confidential environment.