Susan O'Grady, Ph.D.
Certified since 2010

Susan O'Grady, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

1600 South Main Street, Suite 177 Walnut Creek, CA  94596 United States
Provides online therapy
Waitlist for new clients




Insurance Accepted


Payment Methods
  • Credit cards
  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Field: Clinical Psychologist
  • Year graduated: 1987
  • Practice since: 1987
  • License states: California

I am a clinical psychologist specializing in couples counseling. Couples therapy is both an art and science. The Gottman Method brings evidence-based science and I am well versed in the method but I love the 'art' part of working with couples at all stages of life using the Gottman approach.
I have been in practice in the San Francisco Bay Area and Walnut Creek, CA for 20+ years. I am in practice with my husband, a clinical neuropsychologist ( I devote a large portion of my practice to helping couples achieve the most satisfying and healthy relationships possible. I especially love working with couples as they face life transitions such as parenthood, empty nest, retirement, job loss, medical or pain issues, and work-life balance conflict. I am certified in Mindfulness-based Emotional Balance and credentialed in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy. I am a registered yoga therapist (RYT-200)

I served as Chief Psychology Fellow at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. I worked at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo for eight years and developed a protocol for the treatment of medical and pain problems. I am Ethics and Professional Relations Chair of The Contra Costa Psychological Association where I serve as a Board member and past-president. I am a member of The American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association.

I blog regularly and have written for WebMD on topics related to emotional health and relationships. I speak to groups dealing with chronic medical problems and I specialize in helping couples with a wide variety of issues, including infidelity, parenting issues, work-life balance, conflict management, loss of romance and intimacy, sexuality, and infertility.

Special populations

Infidelity, sexuality, conflict management and communication, and life transitions

  • Online Therapy
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Marathon Couples Therapy
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Infertility
  • Obsessions Compulsions
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Pre Marital
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety
Specialized Ages
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders