Clinical Services | Dr. Susan L. Bennett, PhD, CEDS

 Susan L. Bennett, PhD, CEDS

Susan L. Bennett, PhD, CEDS

Welcome! 
As a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) located in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, I provide compassionate and non-judgmental support to adults struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, and rumination.  I also enjoy helping individuals who are experiencing primary or co-occurring anxiety, phobias, panic, OCD, depression and trauma. Additionally, using a biopsychosocial model of care, I provide therapy to individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer or other life-changing physical illnesses. I enjoy working with athletes of all skill levels and love providing clinical support to parents and caregivers of those experiencing illness, including eating disorders. 

 I have found through diverse clinical experience that there isn’t one treatment that fits all individuals. As my clients share their challenges, we collaboratively develop a treatment plan, identify goals and values, and discuss the most effective evidence-based treatment to facilitate change. My therapeutic foundation is in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), group therapy, and Interpersonal and Existential psychotherapy. Whether you come to therapy motivated to change or need help finding motivation, I will focus on the quality of our therapeutic relationship so I can best help you reach your goals for treatment. 

While my Denver eating disorder private practice is located in the Gaudiani Clinic, you do not need to also be seeing Dr. Gaudiani in order to receive psychotherapy care from me. I look forward to talking with you!


Therapeutic Services

  • Individual, Couples, Family, and Group Therapy

  • Therapeutic Approaches: 

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    • Existential Psychotherapy 

    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy  

Clinical Specialties

  • Eating disorders

    • Anorexia nervosa

    • Bulimia nervosa

    • Binge eating disorder (BED)

    • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)

    • Other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED)

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Elite athlete counseling

  • Mood disorders including depression

  • Oncology patient counseling

  • Parents and caregivers of those experiencing illness, including
    eating disorders


About Dr. Susan L. Bennett, PhD, CEDS

Dr. Susan Bennett is a licensed psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), a credential issued by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp). She provides compassionate and non-judgmental support to adults ages 18+ struggling with Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, and Orthorexia. She enjoys helping individuals who are experiencing anxiety, phobias, panic, OCD, depression, and trauma. She also provides therapy to individuals diagnosed with medical disease and enjoys helping caregivers of those experiencing illness or eating disorders.

 Previously, Dr. Bennett was Clinical Director of Psychology at the Acute Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, a medical stabilization unit for severe eating disorders.  In addition to her outpatient private psychotherapy practice, she serves as Clinical Advisor at the Gaudiani Clinic, where she provides clinical oversight and expertise to help ensure that patients and their treatment teams receive thoughtful, coordinated care.

Dr. Bennett has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is co-recipient of a 2016-2019 NIMH grant at Denver Health Medical Center, which is evaluating the changes in neuropsychological function with medical stabilization of patients with severe anorexia nervosa. She has presented at local, national, and international eating disorder conferences.  

Colorado has been Dr. Bennett’s home since childhood. She is passionate about participating in the many outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer. She especially enjoys time with loved ones which includes her dog.


Contact

Rates & Insurance

I offer therapy in both Denver and Boulder. 

My Denver therapy practice is located within the Gaudiani Clinic on the Rose Medical Center campus:
Rose Founders Building
4700 Hale Parkway, Ste. 380
Denver, CO 80220
720.515.2140
Free garage, lot, and street parking is available 

My Boulder therapy practice is located within Essential Nutrition: 
2935 Baseline Rd., Ste. 302
Boulder, CO 80303

I am an out-of-network provider and can provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance company for possible insurance reimbursement. 

I provide a complimentary 15 minute consultation.
Please contact me to set up a time for us to chat. 

Rates: 

Initial Consultation (90 minutes): $195
Follow-up Appointments (50 minutes): $165
Appointments can be paid for by cash, check, credit card, and
some HSA accounts. 

If you need to cancel an appointment, please provide a 24-hour notice in order to avoid a charge for the booked appointment. 

Dr. Bennett's eating disorder blog articles:

Teasing Out a Diagnosis: OCD or Eating Disorder? 

ED Screening Tools (Hynes Recovery Services University Clinical Guide) 

What is Orthorexia Nervosa?