Susan Spicer, PhD

Psychologist
Contact sspicer@brainspotential.com 616.365.8920

Bio

Dr. Susan Spicer is a licensed psychologist specializing in neuropsychological and psychological assessment. She conducts forensic evaluations in legal cases involving competency, criminal responsibility, and custody, and she provides expert witness testimony. Dr. Spicer conducts neuropsychological assessments of children, teens, and adults with many diverse diagnoses including cognitive disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, and brain injuries. She is a published author on many areas of brain structure and function and has been regularly featured on national television news stations as a psychological expert.

As a therapist, Dr. Spicer has a passion for helping individuals understand the manner in which the brain and body work together to promote wellness and achieve full human potential. She treats children, teens, and adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other disorders and specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Spicer has also utilized her talents as a musician to record and produce brainwave music which her patients enjoy during therapy sessions for relaxation and for processing difficult life events.

After practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona and Winter Park, Florida, Dr. Spicer is now very happy to call Grand Rapids her home. Born and raised in northern Michigan, she greatly enjoys the beauty of Michigan’s four seasons, which suit her active lifestyle and her love of the outdoors. She enjoys running, cycling, hiking, kayaking, camping, water sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology specializing in Neuropsychology- Fielding Graduate University- 2012 M.A. Clinical Psychology- Vermont College of Norwich University- 1999 B.S. Business Administration- Central Michigan University- 1987

Areas of Interest

Forensic Evaluations involving Competency, Criminal Responsibility, Custody

Workman’s Compensation

Brain Injury/Concussion

Disability Evaluations

Neurodevelopmental & Genetic Disorders

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Symptom Management/Mindful Interventions including clinical hypnosis

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Anxiety

Trauma-Related Therapy

Mood and Anger issues

ADD/ADHD

Suicidal Ideation

Depression

Conduct Disorder

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Learning Disabilities