About Dr. Susan Barbour

About Susan E. Barbour, Ed.D.

Psychologist & Psychoanalyst


I completed my doctoral degree at Rutgers University in 1994 and then became a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. I am also credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.


Training to become a psychoanalyst begins after you complete credentialing as a licensed psychologist. I completed my psychoanalytic training in 2015 through the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute. To learn more about a specialty in psychoanalysis, click here

Prior to becoming a psychoanalyst,  I received a certificate with a specialty in Object Relations Theory and Practice (2002) from the International Institute of Object Relations.

Clinical Experience

I’ve worked in a variety of university, clinical and hospital settings and I’ve been in private practice for many years. I am a faculty member at the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Institute and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine/Medical College of Wisconsin.

Being a psychoanalyst has broadened my understanding of human experience and motives and the way people’s personalities form repeated patterns in thinking and feeling. With these understandings I can best be of help to you.

For more information about the psychotherapy I provide and about psychoanalysis please read “Dynamic-Psychotherapy.”

Interested in becoming a psychoanalyst?

Please read further at this link.