Susan Pye Brokaw, MA

Core Faculty Member

Susan is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She is also a state approved supervisor with both licensing boards. She has advanced training in Attention Deficit Disorders and is an expert in that area. Susan was a founder of the Adler Institute in 1968, which later became the Adler Graduate School. She is deeply committed to the principles of Individual Psychology and to the school that she helped found.


MA - Azusa Pacific College, Azusa, CA
BA - University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

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Professional Practice: 

Susan has a private practice in Minnetonka, Minnesota where she does psychotherapy and counseling with individuals, couples and families. She also does both coaching and counseling for those with ADHD issues and their families.

Select Publications: 

The ADHD Take Home Testing Manual

The ADHD Strategies Manual for Parents

The ADHD Strategies Manual for Educators

The ADHD Strategies Manual for Professionals

The Four Stages of Personal Growth

The Significance of Birth Order

Relationships on the Teeter Totter

Celebrating Differences

Koping with Kids


Understanding ADHD

ADHD and Oppositional Defiance-the Child

ADHD and Oppositional Defiance-the Parent

ADHD Strategies for Home

ADHD Strategies for School

Select Presentations: 

Susan has given numerous presentations to the general public, to professional mental health workers, educators, social service organizations and at many state and national conferences.

Areas of Interest: 

ADHD and how to deal with it in education; family, couples, relationships & career counseling; individual counseling issues; application of Adlerian psychology in family, work & relationships.