Suzanne Anderson, DPST, MSS

Dr. Anderson works with adults, adolescents, and families with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, adjusting to change and transition, facing life threatening illnesses, new life roles, and trauma related to accident, natural disaster, rape, sexual assault, family violence from a strengths and resilience perspective. Additionally, enjoys working with adolescents and youth and their parents on issues related to behaviour, communication and parenting concerns

Crisis Response

Suzanne is a Certified Crisis Responder and Trainer with the National Organization for Victim Assistance in the United States. Suzanne provides crisis response services to individuals and communities impacted by crimes, natural disasters and industrial accidents, with a particular emphasis on supporting international schools. Suzanne’s experience in crisis response spans more than 20 years. Services include counselling, consultation, and on-site response.


Suzanne has been a trainer in multi-national and local corporations, educational institutions as well as having been a lecturer/tutor for Monash and Edith Cowan Universities’ off-shore social work & social science courses. She has provided crisis response, cross-cultural, social work and parenting training in Singapore and the region including China, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Burma/Myanmar, Nepal as well as the United States, Canada and Yugoslavia.

Suzanne holds a Doctor of Professional Studies (for research about the emotional impact of human trafficking on women from the Mekong countries), a Masters Degree in Social Sciences (Social Work) from the National University of Singapore and is registered with the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Suzanne is an American who has resided in Singapore since 1999.