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Sue Zafarlotfi, PhD, LCSW

Hi, I'm Sue!

Welcome! I am a trained behavioral clinician, specializing in the treatment and assessment of various mental health disorders and psychosocial difficulties, including anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and trauma. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based treatments in adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. I am also a clinical Hypnotherapist and am certified in CBT-I, which is an evidence-based treatment for insomnia.

My practice consists of multiple treatment modalities based on the individual’s unique treatment needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)- Mindfulness, Strength-Based, and Solution-Focused. I have worked with individuals from many cultural backgrounds, as well as with LGBTQ individuals. These experiences have given me an enriched understanding of diversity, gender, and race.

I received my doctorate degree in Behavioral and Psychosocial Management of Sleep Disorders from City University of New York, while completing my doctorate fellowship from the Narcolepsy Institute, at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Additionally, I hold a Master’s degree in Social Science from Long Island University in New York, and a second Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Rutgers University. I also earned a double Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

I have extensive experience in healthcare, having worked in a major medical center in Northern New Jersey for over 20 years. In addition to my clinical practice, I have been an adjunct professor at New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University, teaching behavioral health and sleep disorders at the Department of Psychiatry for the Residency Program for over 15 years.

My husband and I moved to sunny California in 2017 to be near our children who have lived in California. I look forward to meeting you and working with you.


  • Telehealth

Insurances Accepted:

  • Kaiser

  • MHN

  • Optum/United

  • Most PPO Plans as Out-of-Network


  • Anxiety,

  • Depression,

  • Insomnia,

  • Narcolepsy,

  • Trauma and PTSD

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