Susan Isakoff Berlin is a New Jersey certified educator, social worker, and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She works as a private practitioner specializing in bereavement and loss, separation and divorce, depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, womens issues, and stages of development. Her writing on these topics has appeared in local and national newspapers, including the New York Times.
Berlin worked for the Central New Jersey Jewish Home for the Aged and for Jewish Family Services as a social worker. She taught in synagogue preschool programs and public elementary schools in addition to serving as a director of a Jewish community center. A member of the National Association of Social Workers, she spends a week each summer as the on-site therapist for Camp Haze, a summer camp for children who lost parents or loved ones on September 11, 2001.
Berlin earned her bachelors degree in education from Brooklyn College and her masters degree in social work from Rutgers University. She also completed her post graduate training at the Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of New Jersey. A travel enthusiast and proud mother and grandmother, she lives with her husband in New Jersey.