About Healing Hearts

Meet Suzanne

Suzanne Cavalier Dorsett LCSW 

Suzanne is a licensed Clinical Social worker, who received her Masters in Social Work in 1986 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has a compassionate, evidence based approach in her work and is able to gently support her client’s growth and ability to explore more effective coping skills. Growth and change are important outcomes of Suzanne’s therapy.  She has a diverse background treating people of all cultural backgrounds, respecting the diversity and the traditions, and utilizing what is important to the client in our sessions. She has lived and worked all over the world and also has experience with the military. She has been trained in many modalities such as family therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT, short term solution focused counseling, Gestalt, and marital treatment. She is able to use treatments according to a person’s personality needs and the issues they present. In addition, she has worked with teens and is trained in treatment of domestic violence as well as certified in trauma treatment. She is familiar with the education system and can support parents in navigating their way in addition to finding the correct match for their child’s learning style. Her formal studies combined with her direct experience has helped her to give her clients compassionate and  high quality services that have positive outcomes. She is licensed in Arizona and Virginia.

Suzanne is also available to companies and corporations to reduce stress through a mindfulness approach. She is a huge advocate for all parents and will try to involve both parents when possible. Suzanne has recently returned from Germany where she worked for a year with families, couples, and children who were in the military.

Suzanne is the mother of 3 amazing older children, 1 grandchild, and 4 nieces. She always looks within and applies her teachings in her own life.

Suzanne Cavalier Dorsett

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.


~ Leonard Cohen

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Suzanne can help you overcome
the fears and obstacles in your life.

Holistic Healing and Counseling Support

Welcome to Healing Hearts

Welcome to my Healing Hearts practice located in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the field. I work with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, loss or grief issues. In addition, I can help teens who are having a hard time coping with various issues. Relationship issues, family conflicts, estranged parents, and death or dying are other areas I can help you with. If I am unable to work with any problems I will promptly refer you to a professional who can.  Therapy is a healthy way to gain a better understanding of yourself and to discover the core issues in your life. When you attend my sessions, you will experience growth and change.

What we Believe

My mission: To reduce suffering, confusion, and to help you restore a solid ground to lead a more peaceful life.

Strategy: To share my expertise and knowledge, to help you move forward in your growth and to be a team with you in your treatment. Additionally, I will collaborate with any other professionals or significant others, with your permission, to maximize the support you need to make the change you envision to empower and teach you to trust your judgements.

My values: Professionalism, Boundaries, Compassion, Kindness, Insight, Expertise and Doing my Best for you

"What would you do if you knew you were worthy?"

-India Arie