SUZANNE KLENCK, PH.D. | CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Suzanne C. Klenck, Ph.D. earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina. She obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Houston where she served as the Assistant Director of the Anxiety Disorder Clinic as well as the Head Clinic Assistant at the University’s Psychology Research and Services Center. Dr. Klenck completed a forensic clinical internship at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She then completed a forensic postdoctoral fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Dr. Klenck specializes in working with adults with anxiety and depressive disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy. She works with older adolescents and adults on a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems using a treatment plan that is customized to each individual and problem. She is also trained in providing Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which helps the individual develop better coping and distress tolerance skills. Her extensive training in evidence-based practices guides her practice, but she believes the most important factor in therapy is the therapeutic relationship. Without a strong alliance with the client, a therapist is limited in his or her ability to help the individual effect change.
She has enjoyed serving as a member and consultant of multidisciplinary teams and assisting in treatment plans for individuals under civil commitment as well as those who are involved in the criminal justice system.
TESTING AND EVALUATION
Dr. Klenck is also experienced at conducting a wide-range of assessments including psychological, personality, cognitive, and diagnostic assessments using evidence-based assessment procedures for both private and forensic settings.
She has conducted dangerousness risk assessments, psychological, personality, and cognitive testing in forensic and civil settings. She has provided integrative medico-legal reports including interpretive feedback and clinical recommendations. In addition, she received specialized training and performed custody evaluations as well as psychological evaluations for custody cases. She has provided expert testimony in court.
Dr. Klenck has published several manuscripts in some of the leading scientific journals and has presented at several psychology and other mental health conferences. View Dr. Klenck’s published article list: