About Dr. Susan Mecca
Psychologist, author, and organizational consultant, Dr. Susan Mecca provides hope, inspiration, and practical strategies for people who are going through a life crisis. She draws from thirty years of working with people in crisis and from her personal experience. Susan’s belief is that we can choose how we will approach the crises in our lives, stay whole and find the potential for personal growth and transformation during the most difficult challenges in our lives.
Susan’s experience with the crucible of crisis occurred over the course of three years when her son, Nick, was diagnosed with cancer and Vito (Susan’s husband and Nick’s father) spent nine months in hospitals recovering from a neurological disease that paralyzed him. While her son was still undergoing chemotherapy, Vito was diagnosed with cancer. One year later, Vito died.
As an experienced and polished speaker, she has presented nationally and internationally where the audiences have ranged from truck mechanics to CEOs. As a writer, she has been published in professional journals and been a guest website contributor on women’s issues. Dr. Mecca also presents workshops and has served as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for the prestigious UTSW Medical Center in Dallas, Tx
Working with people to help them turn tough times into transformation has become a family calling. Dr. Mecca’s son, Nick, received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social Work and now works with adolescents in crisis. He is healthy and cancer free.