Suzanne Ricklin, LCSW-C, BCD, CEDS is one of two founding partners of Century Mental Health, Inc., a group psychotherapy practice in Columbia, Maryland. For over 25 years, she has provided counseling for children (8-12), adolescents and adults with a wide range of concerns and mental health issues. Integrating years of training in cognitive, behavioral, affective, psychodynamic, Rogerian, dialectical and experiential therapies, her work with clients often includes guided imagery, relaxation breathing, mindfulness, and advanced training in Eriksonian Self-Hypnosis.
Suzanne specializes in treating eating disorders (AN, BN, BED, OSFED, compulsive/emotional overeating and body dysmorphic disorder) and the related issues of depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bi-polar I & II and addictions. She is both a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist and an iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals) Approved Supervisor, 1 of a limited number of professionals in the USA (and internationally) to earn these 2 designations. She is a Board Certified Diplomate in Social Work, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and a Maryland Board Approved Supervisor.
A former elementary school teacher, Suzanne experimented over the years incorporating visual elements into her therapy work. In 2009, she published Core Set, Volume 1 of her In Vision Concept Cards, an innovative flashcard therapy technique she designed to explore essential life concepts and universal themes, while also addressing different client learning styles and preferences. The cards (she’s created 200+) have become a unique component of her psychotherapy practice. In 2010, she produced a short instructional film featuring her clients working with the flashcards.
A guest speaker and workshop leader with a strong commitment to eating disorder prevention and education, she chaired iaedp’s annual International Forum on Eating Disorders (2011-2012), served on the Board of Directors of the Binge Eating Disorder Association (2011-2015), facilitated meal support program Dine Columbia (2012-2014) and she currently serves on a Critical Path Committee in Annapolis, MD to help pediatricians more effectively screen and refer out potential eating disorder patients. Suzanne holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Maryland and a Masters degree (MSW) from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.