About Susan Ann Varady
Susan Ann Varady grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area (Silicon Valley) and graduated cum laude from
Princeton University. While at Princeton she majored in History, completed the pre-veterinary medicine
program, earned her certificate in Hellenic Studies, and was captain of the equestrian team.  Upon
graduation she conducted research in adolescent social phobia at Stanford University's Department of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.  She completed her doctoral training at George Mason University
in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  She trained at Georgetown University, George Washington
University, and community agencies in the area.  

After earning her Ph.D., Dr. Varady worked as a senior clinician at the Western Psychiatric Institute and
Clinic – part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  She was the director of residency
psychotherapy training, a lead clinician at the adult mood and anxiety intensive outpatient program,
and a clinical evaluator for a research study examining interpersonal functioning in Borderline
Personality Disorder.  Dr. Varady also conducted “Entering the Ministry” evaluations for the
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute.

Dr. Varady’s training and past experience covers a wide variety of patients, settings, and modalities.  
She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, group, and family therapy.  
She has conducted a variety of psychological assessments, performed psychology research and
consultation, and frequently engages in outreach activities.  

In Colorado:
Dr. Varady relocated to Colorado Springs, CO in June 2012.  She immediately opened her practice
and sees patients downtown near Colorado College and on East Woodmen. Her practice focuses on
military families, weight and eating, anxiety, and general mental health and relational problems.  
Dr. Varady conducted bariatric pre-surgical evaluations for Evans Army Community Hospital and now
does so periodically for other general surgery groups in Colorado.  She sees older adolescents (age 16
and older) and adults for psychotherapy.  Dr. Varady bills Tricare and Medicare directly, and accepts
direct payment. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Varady is a feedback and leadership coach and
adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs. In July 2014 Dr. Varady
launched her sport psychology practice: Altos Performance Psychology - specializing in equestrian
athletes and athletes from other individual sports. Dr. Varady conducts psychiatric compensation and
pension (C & P) evaluations for Veterans Administration contractors .

In North Carolina:
In March 2005 Dr. Varady began her independent practice in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In addition to
her clinical work, she was a faculty member at the Carolina Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training from
2006 - 2009.  As a member of the faculty, she provided group and individual supervision and taught
courses including Diagnosis and Transference Phenomena.  Dr. Varady has also served as a consultant
for the Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center, also in Charlotte, NC.  In July 2009, she relocated her
practice to Chapel Hill, NC.  Dr. Varady completed the requirements to graduate from the Psychoanalytic
Education Center of the Carolinas where she deepened her theoretical knowledge and sharpened her
psychotherapeutic skills.  Dr. Varady was awarded the David Raft Fellowship for the 2010-2011
academic year to support her studies.  She was a psychotherapy supervisor for psychiatry residents at
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Duke University Medical Centers. She also served as the
chair of the program committee for the NC Psychoanalytic Society and was a member of the society's
board. In addition, Dr. Varady worked as a contractor with the VA system to evaluate veterans for mental
health and other conditions such as PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

National Register of Health Service Providers (Psychologist #51885)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Colorado Psychological Association (CPA)
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, CO
Association for Applied Sport Psychology
International Coaching Federation
Psychological Society of Pikes Peak
Denver Psychoanalytic Society
APA Division of Psychoanalysis (Division 39)
APA Division 39 Section on Women, Gender, and Psychoanalysis (Section III)

NC Psychologist Lic #3062
CO Psychologist Lic #3702
PA Psychologist Lic #PS015468 (inactive status)
NC Health Services Provider - Psychologist (HSP-P)
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology #51885

Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas
Psychotherapy Supervisor to Psychiatry Residents, University of North Carolina
Adjunct Assistant Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, UNC School of Medicine
Supervisor, Duke Department of Psychiatry Residency Program
David Raft Fellowship, NC Psychoanalytic Association, 2010-2011 Fellow
North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA)
North Carolina Psychoanalytic Society (Chair of Program Committee and Board Member)
Faculty, Carolina Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training, Charlotte, NC
Consultant, Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center, Charlotte, NC
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Senior Clinician, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
APA Division 39 Section III Board Member
National Institute of Sports (NIS)  - Register of Sports Professionals
The George Washington University Counseling Center
Georgetown University Psychiatric and Counseling Service
Arlington County Community Mental Health Center
Arlington County Juvenile and Family Court Services
Alexandria Community Mental Health Center
George Mason University Psychological Clinic
Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Community Health Awareness Council, Mountain View, CA

Princeton University, AB, Cum Laude in History, Certificate in Hellenic Studies (1995)
College of Notre Dame, MA, Psychology (Counseling) (1997) - now Notre Dame de Namur University
George Mason University, Ph.D., Psychology (Clinical) (2002)
Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas (PECC), Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program (2012)
New Coach Orientation, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Colorado Springs, CO (2013)
Equestrian Mental Coach - Daniel Stewart (2014)

Serving Colorado Springs:
Downtown & East Woodmen
Susan Ann Varady has been a psychotherapist for 20 years
and a licensed psychologist since 2004.  She loves learning and
believes that all aspects of human experience are important.  
She majored in medieval history at Princeton, took pre-veterinary
medicine courses, and continues to enjoy these subjects and others.  
Dr. Varady is passionate about health and believes that both mental
and physical health are vitally important. Dr. Varady has helped
many college students stay in (or return to) school and complete
their degrees despite struggles with mental health issues. She has
also helped patients lose weight, reduce eating disorder symptoms,
and make healthy lifestyle choices.  Dr. Varady's style is supportive,
encouraging, non-judgmental, and inquisitive.  She works with her
patients to explore their past experiences and the impact of those
experiences on their current difficulties, while supporting positive
behavior change and symptom reduction.
Dr. Susan Ann Varady, Ph.D.                                                                 Copyright 2015 Dr. Susan Ann Varady. Ph.D. All rights reserved.
Licensed Psychologist
Colorado Springs, CO
Downtown: 524 N. Tejon St.
Woodmen: 3210 E. Woodmen Rd. Ste 110              
Voicemail: 719.646.4067
Mobile/Text: 719.393.2027
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