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Emily Sussman, LCSW


Do you desire true love?

You’ve been coming home at the end of the day to loneliness or boredom… instead of a loving partner.

When will I meet someone special? you might have wondered (again and again and again).

I know how easy it is to give up on love.

I also know that in order to get love, you have to start loving yourself. (And your life, it goes without saying!)

Finding true love isn’t a numbers game.

As long as you’ve got the right foundation, your choices will be limitless.

I coach men and women of all ages to start loving their lives from the inside out… so they can attract the kind of loving people who will make them a first-class match.

Find out more about my Love & Relationship Coaching.

Do you desire unstoppable self-esteem and confidence?

You’ve always considered yourself insecure… a wallflower… or just plain introverted.

You’re sick of watching life from the sidelines, afraid to join in because you think you’ll humiliate yourself.

Or maybe your perfectionism rules out feeling successful, happy, or even okay about yourself.

Can I tell you something?

You’re incredible.

Stop doubting yourself. Stand up and start walking towards your glory. In other words…

Step into your power, woman!

I coach women of all ages to break down their barriers of anxiety and self-doubt so they can discover their true strengths, passions, and unstoppable capabilities.

Find out more about my Women’s Self-Esteem & Confidence Coaching.

Do you desire deeper meaning and direction in your life?

You may know people who “found God” or are “evolving spiritually.”

How nice for them, you might have thought, a little cynically.

Deep down, you might have felt envious, seeing their newfound bliss and serenity.

When will I get my awakening? you might have thought to yourself.

The truth is, we all have to believe in something. And if we don’t believe in anything… well, that’s a recipe for despair and confusion about how to live your life.

Being inspired is a choice.

You can choose to believe.

Even better, you can create what you believe.

Finding meaning and purpose in your life gives you a clear focus on what’s important to you.

Happiness comes as a natural byproduct of honoring that purpose… by living it out, every day.

I coach men and women of all ages to embark on the intensely personal and creative journey of finding a guiding spirit… a higher power… God… or whatever the heck else you want to call your meaning in life!

Find out more about my Spirituality & Purpose Coaching.

Do you desire a fabulous life sober?

Transitioning to a life without drugs and alcohol can be a scary and confusing prospect.

You know that if you do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got.

You may also know that if you don’t create a positive new identity and lifestyle for yourself, you’ll risk slipping backwards.

The good news about sobriety is that your life is now back in your control… and yours to create.

Trying to do it alone, though, will just drag you back into isolation.

As a psychotherapist who specializes in treating addiction, I also coach men and women of all ages to plan a personalized program of recovery that will give them the best reason of all to stay sober…

… true happiness and a love of life.

Find out more about my Sober Recovery Coaching.

My name is Emily, and I can help make your burning desires come true…

I’m a personal coach and psychotherapist who helps men and women leave drama, dysfunction, doubt and self-sabotage behind… so they can live loving, joyful, and meaningful lives.

Learn more about me.


The best part of working with Emily is she’s helping me bring something to the surface that’s already within me. She has helped me isolate my ambition, stripping away deeply irrational fears so I can take tangible steps toward building my own business and brand.  All I’ve ever wanted is to spend more time authentically doing things which set my soul on fire, and she’s helping me lay that foundation. I sat with my ideas on the sidelines for many years before developing this road map, and I’m grateful I found the right person to push me.  –Tara S., MI

Working with Emily has been a remarkably helpful experience. At first I was skeptical of whether coaching could benefit me. This skepticism was replaced with inspiration almost immediately after starting the coaching with Emily because I began seeing results in my life. Emily is brilliant in her ability to help me unlock valuable insights within myself. I also found her practical suggestions and tools incredibly helpful during my journey toward successfully achieving my goals and living my best life. I would highly recommend her as a coach. –Zach A., IN

I found answers to questions I didn’t know I had, the motivation to create and attain new goals, and a new outlook on my life, placing myself in the control seat.  I feel fully awake for the first time in a long time! – Ellen J., IN

Burning Desire Coaching

Founded in 2019 by Emily Sussman, LCSW.

Do you have questions about coaching or working with me?

227 N. Dixie Way, Suite 125

South Bend, IN 46637

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(574) 339-6313