Dr. Steven Sussman, PHD

Adolescent PsychologyMaleAge 71

Adolescent Psychology

Dr. Steven Sussman, PHD is an Adolescent Psychologist in Mountainside, NJ and has over 44 years of experience in the healthcare field. He graduated from Long Island University / Brooklyn Campus in 1979. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Steven Sussman, PHD

Child & Teen Success Center, Mountainside, NJ

615 Sherwood Pkwy Mountainside, NJ 07092
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(908) 217-8106
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Dr. Sussman's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • ADHD Testing
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychotherapy Services

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Dr. Sussman's Reviews

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4.8

Based on 116 ratings

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ADHD Expertise
Dr. Steve is just what our family needed. His deep knowledge and experience with ADHD children has been very reassuring as we navigate life with a child with ADHD. One of the things we value the most is that he is not the typical therapist that can bore the hell out of the child. He delivers a firm message across, and my child actually pays attention, he listens and makes an effort to improve. Dr. Steve is also making himself available all the time which has been great. THANK YOU DR. STEVE, We appreciate you a lot!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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DL NJ – Dec 13, 2022
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So Helpful
Dr. Sussman was helpful for coming up with a plan for my daughter as we were in the looking at some neurological and behavioral issues that were really confusing and overwhelming for my family. My daughter had been sent back twice from school for hitting other children and I had hit my lowest point as a parent. He was able to recommend places we could get her seen to get her neurological issues checked out. This was even before we were in this care. My daughter had a session with Dr. Sussman and he was able to connect with her and give her a blue print of how not to get in trouble at school and how to manage her feelings of frustration. She was able to modify her behavior in school. She looks forward to getting points on the game show that he hosts every week. Seeing that other children also struggle and are trying to become better has been motivating for her. It is a very unorthodox approach but its been working for her. We are very grateful.
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  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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With Gratitude – Dec 09, 2022
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Exactly what we needed.
After trying so many things on our own, my husband and I realized we needed to get our 10 y/o additional support. Dr. Sussman was our “light at the end of the tunnel”. While his approach may be different/unique, it was everything our son (and us) needed to 1. Realize he wasn’t alone in behaving the way he did 2. Listen in on why the behavior was not ok & how to correct those behaviors 3. Compete to become better through the point system amongst the other children and mainly himself week over week. It was truly the best thing we could have done. Our son started in March and we have seen a complete transformation in all areas of his life; school, extracurricular, and home. While we all understand and acknowledge that no one is perfect and sometimes have to remind him to correct certain behaviors or to be more “flexible”, it does not compare to how he was before starting therapy. Thank you, Dr. Steve! We are eternally grateful.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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K.H. Branchburg, NJ – Sep 14, 2022
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Amazing
Both my sons been with Dr Steve for a few months. They have been doing better and look forward in getting scored. Dr Steve answers all question well and is there when need to speak not to mention his jokes lol.
What went well
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Jun 15, 2022
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Great Help!
Sessions are not the average.... very engaging and entertaining for everyone. It has helped my child a lot..
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Doreen – Apr 26, 2022
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Dr Steve is a very kind, understanding and knowledgeable psychologist. His way of therapy, though unique, provides results. My child after working with Dr Steve for about a year shows more respect towards authority and is more responsible. Dr Steve is always available if a situation needs immediate attention. I am very grateful for our experience with Dr Steve. KR . Somerville NJ
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Mar 28, 2022
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God Sent
The 5 star experience started even before the therapy. Dr. Sussman not only was easily accessible via phone, texts or email and very prompt with his responses (even if that meant he is on vacation) he went above and beyond by writing a latter to my sons principal and vice principal endorsing my son (who had recently gotten into trouble at school more than few occasions and was on very slippery grounds) and explained the ADHD condition in very clear and easy to understand. The assurance that he gave to the school leadership has not only eased my anxiety and bought some extra time to allow my son a chance to complete the therapy,it has also built my trust in Dr.Sussman that is very hard to come by nowadays.Typical experience with doctors now-days has become very transactional lacking empathy.But Dr.Sussman he genuinely cares for your child like one of his own.He is very easy to talk to and knows how to break the ice with his goofy jokes.And all of this even before the treatment began.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Shankar – Mar 14, 2022
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My son was diagnosed with ADHD. He struggled with concentration, was hyperactive, disorganized and unfocused. Dr. Sussman helped my son improve his concentration and disorganization by providing behavior modification therapy. Dr. Sussman's therapy is unique in the sense that it involves both the child and the parent. His sessions are interesting and effective because it allows the parent to introduce the issue and Dr. Sussman provides feedback to both the child and the parent that helps make the necessary behavior adjustments. Dr. Sussman is sensitive to the needs of the child and makes his therapy session feel like a common day of learning instead of a day at a clinic. My child's teachers have provided positive comments on his improvement in class participation, testing and class focus. I think Dr. Sussman behavior therapy is good and I will continue taking my son to his sessions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Alberto G. – Feb 18, 2022
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Dr. Sussman has a unique approach to therapy that really speaks to kids of all ages. Traditional talk therapy can be hard for kids to translate back into the real world. Dr. Steve's unique game-show approach, where kids/teens speak to their accountabilities in front of one another, just works! They get to hear, from other parents and kids who are struggling to succeed behaviorally, what it "sounds like" when a peer acts in a less than positive way. Something about hearing other peers describe what they are doing and how it is impacting their family life, causes to kids to look internally at their own behavior, and over-time make the incremental improvements that they've struggle to make. Works way better than the white noise of parental pleas for change. While Dr. Steve's humor is unique, the kids just get it and the approach has made a bigger difference in behavior than anything else we have tried. Give Dr. Steve a few months in group - you'll feel the same.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Happy Parent – Dec 17, 2021
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My DS participated in a group session with Dr. Steve. He uses a unique approach that gets the results. The sessions are helpful in such, my DS not only addresses his issues but also learns from others in the group. Highly recommend Dr Steve
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Dec 02, 2021
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Dr. Steve (as the kids refer to him) utilizes a unique approach to his practice. He reinforces cause and effect, risk and consequence, and modeling of positive behavior for incorporation into my son's daily real-life activities. He rewards the kids for their positive behaviors and achievements in a manner that is unique to any clinical behavioral health practice. His group is very diverse and no-one is made to feel excluded. After his first session, you will "get the hang" of his systemic approach. He's always just a phone call away if needed and is very practical, candid, and objective with his recommendations and advice. Highly recommend.
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JR's Mom – Nov 29, 2021
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Dr. Sussman's unorthodox aproach keep both kids and parents engaged. The group sessions allow for shared experiences, so that kids can learn from each other and feel confortable in the knowledge that they are not the only ones sruggling with similar challenges. My son took to the rating system after a few sessions and now activelly tries to get high scores during the week.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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CR – Oct 28, 2021
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Dr. Steve has helped our family greatly. He uses unconventional methods, but he makes the children and young adults accountable for their actions. This has helped my son to stop and think before he reacts. He is also always available to discuss issues and offer suggestions. I would recommend Dr. Steve to any family searching for ways to help their child.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 27, 2021
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Exceptional a constant in my life for very many, many, years up until this very moment in time for me and my grown children.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Josephine Garcia – Oct 24, 2021
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Dr. Steve helped us so much with our son. Our son was very stubborn, would sometimes hit, throw things, and get into a rage of anger. Dr. Steve has an interesting sense of humor and style of therapy but it worked well for us. We found the reward system to motivate our son to want to do better and be the highest scorer in the group. Most of Dr. Steve's jokes went over our son's head, but they kept us parents entertained! Would highly recommend Dr. Steve to anyone whose child is struggling behaviorally.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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J.C. – Sep 28, 2021
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My daughter has seen rapid results with Dr. Sussman's method of treatment. She was struggling with schoolwork and personal responsibility. Homework is no longer a fight and her self-esteem has improved. Dr. Sussman really cares about the kids and provides immediate feedback. He always has time to help. I'm thrilled that my daughter has developed skills to help her be a successful tween!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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LD – Sep 27, 2021
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we started with dr. steven in February 2021 to pres. since we started my daughter is coming along slowly she got better we had some ups and downs with my daughter for the first couple of weeks going to dr.Steven was the best think i did for my daughter. Thank you Dr.Stevens
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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Mrs. De Oliveira – Jul 22, 2021
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Dr. Sussman is excellent! He is great at what he does. He is full of creative and fun ways to overcome challenges. Not only is he an expert on being a Psychologist, he connects with your child and helps them to develop self-confidence. I have been extremely pleased with my 10-years-old son's progress. I have watched my son become more confident in his daily life and at school. Not only has he helped my child, he has helped me become a better parent. The best feedback for Dr. Sussman was when I asked my 10-years-old son about his experience with Dr. Sussman, he simply responded by saying he enjoyed the session and loved his jokes! (Even if he didn't understand them). We are thankful and privileged to have Dr. Sussman in our lives.
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L. A Springfield NJ – Jul 20, 2021
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Dr. Sussman has cracked the code to kids therapy. He has figured out a way for kids to WANT to do better and hold themselves accountable at the same time. He keeps it fun and we happily look forward to our sessions as a family. We have seen great improvement. Highly recommended!
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C. C. Clark, NJ – Jul 03, 2021
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Dr Steve knows kids! He understands the behavioral issues and using a technique that both engages and teaches! Warm, friendly, and always available!!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I specialize in treating behavioral problems of childhood and adolescence. Attention Deficit Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome,...Read more

Biography

OPEN! VIDEO CONFERENCING!! FINANCIAL ISSUES?  I WILL TRY TO WORK OUT A DOABLE FEE.   WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!  I AM A LICENSED...Read more

Specialties

  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Education

1979
Long Island University / Brooklyn Campus
Medical School
1977
Queens Childrens Psychiatric Center Bellerose NY
Internship Hospital
1973
Brooklyn College
Undergraduate School
1979
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What conditions does Dr. Steven Sussman, PHD treat?

Dr. Sussman frequently treats the following conditions: ADHD and-or ADD, Bipolar Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. See more on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Sussman's office is located at 615 Sherwood Pkwy, Mountainside, NJ 07092. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Sussman provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

How much experience does Dr. Steven Sussman, PHD have?

Dr. Sussman has over 43 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Steven Sussman, PHD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. Steven Sussman, PHD. Patients say that the provider listened & answered questions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Child & Teen Success Center, Mountainside, NJ

Child & Teen Success Center, Mountainside, NJ615 Sherwood Pkwy Mountainside, NJ 07092
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