My name is Susan Klopfstein, and I really want to assure you that I am a normal, traditionally trained therapist professional, wifey, mom type of person. I am a marriage and family psychotherapist with a Masters’ Degree in Clinical Psychology from National University, Irvine, California and Masters courses in Comparative Theology from Concordia University, Irvine, California and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Management from the University of Maine at Orono. I have worked as an independent psychotherapist for over 25 years. Prior to that, I worked for ten years as a marketing professional in the telecommunications industry, most notably as a Marketing Communications Manager for Toshiba America, Irvine, California and for Telecom Technologies, Ontario, California. My husband Richard is a well known CPA and Partner of a prominent Orange County accounting firm. We live on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine with our unique twin boys and playful black Labrador.
An ordinary looking life for a person with an extraordinary history: I was born crippled with my legs deformed and feet flipped up toward my stomach. When I was one month old, my mom took a train from Florida to New York to St. Joseph’s hospital on Long Island to explore physical therapy as a method of healing. With physical therapy 2 times per day for four months, my legs were straightened by 6 months old. Then, when I was 5 years old, I was crippled again with a rare form of polio affecting the kidney meridian as well as the legs. With prayer and physical therapy, I became strong and able to start kinder-garden. Disaster struck again at 6 years old when I was crossing the street to get to my school bus and a car ran over my feet. Physical therapy again restored my feet to normal and today I walk miles of trails in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island without a problem.
Another major part of my unusual history concerned the divorce of my parents in the 1962; they were one of the few divorced couples in our township. In addition, my mother was ex-communicated from church, isolating us in social ostracism and financial impoverishment. As my mother worked and could not afford a babysitter, I was a latchkey kid subjected to vicious verbal and physical attacks as well as sexual assault by two elderly men from nearby neighborhoods from 7 to 13 years old. Years later as a marketing communications manager, I worked with controlling, abusive managers, one after another until the pain of my earlier abuses was emotionally replicated, leading me to the most wonderfully talented therapists. I worked courageously in my recovery, driven by the belief that I could completely heal.
Focused and successful as a Marketing Communications Manager for Telecom Technologies, it was not until the death of my brother Michael, killed by a gang, set up to look like a suicide, that my value systems shifted and I knew through my grief that I needed to use my communications gifts to help others heal. As a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation from 17 years old, meditation and prayer have been fundamental to my emotional healing and direction. With education both in clinical psychology and comparative theology, I have the knowledge base and personal experience to assist clients struggling with a wide variety of issues. I truly know, experimentally and educationally how to guide you through deep, emotional healing.
Yet, sometimes the best of psychology, the best of medical care is inadequate to the pain. I recognized this in myself; I was not healing from Michael’s death. Year after year went by and I still cried at his loss 10 years later. What was wrong with me that I couldn’t set this grief aside? That’s when I began to explore past life therapy. Under prayer, I saw that Michael had been my son in a past life in India, that I had lost him early in that lifetime and that I was dealing with the compounded grief of having lost Michael in two separate lifetimes! Following this session, I was able to release all debilitating grief and move into great peace.
In addition, I struggled with some severe health issues with renal system failure from polio, plus a damaged L3 and fibromyalgia from a car accident in the Driver’s Ed car at 17 years old. In past life therapy, I saw that I had this same type of polio in three past lifetimes and had died of kidney failure in both those lifetimes! With prayer releases of polio, kinesiology, and homeopathies, my renal system is completely healed! Again, in using past life therapy, I saw that I had a severe beating from an abusive contracted marriage in past life. In forgiving myself for allowing myself to be beaten and die; and forgiving my past life partner for beating me to death, the pain in my back significantly eased and most all symptoms from fibromyalgia healed. With chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy, L3 has healed to 97%. And my relationship with this man whom I know in this lifetime improved tremendously!
My openness and willingness to go to such lengths as to look into past lives in order to fully heal had profound effects on my relationship with God and the clarity of meditations. I was able to see and talk to Michael in church and in meditations. Then I began to see traumas from people’s past as well as their traumas from past life simply while I was meditating or praying in church. Progressively I would see these images in meditations at home. As a psychotherapist intern, I saw extensive images of trauma in this life as well as past life when I sat with my first client! These visions were so clear, it was like watching a 16 mm film! Today, I still see with that level of clarity. I also see written diagnosis, holograms of bodies turning with medical diagnosis, protocol treatments and new life path contracts. Most importantly, I am extremely clairvoyant and claircognizant; I receive profound information on my client’s histories, physical diagnosis, integrated protocol treatment plans and shifts in client personal relationships and work contracts based upon their ability to achieve a much higher level of healing and functioning.
The requirement for my own physical and emotional healing prompted me to become versed in a variety of healing modalities including Soul Memory Discovery, Access, Awakenings, Rieke, NET, Kinesiology, and Fung Shui. All these modalities have been wonderful to learn and they are most helpful to blend for the unique needs of every client. However, at core, I believe in our Creator, God our Source and I am nothing without his guidance as all information and knowledge for each and every client and the power to sustain life comes directly from Him.
I have a most recent testimony to this power. A few years ago, I was teaching my twin boys how to drive a snowmobile. Though I was going very slowly, the throttle depressed and stuck. I remember thinking, “My hand is pressing down on the brake but, it’s not slowing down, it’s not stopping! What is going on here?”. Then I was thrown into the side of a garage, bounced backward over a snow bank, hitting my forehead on the street. I was airlifted to Maine Memorial Hospital in Lewiston, Maine in critical condition with 14 broken ribs, a punctured lung, dislocated shoulder, right occipital and prefrontal concussions. I could see Jesus sitting with me in the helicopter and I remember asking him, “Am I going to survive this? I need to survive, who will take care of my boys if I don’t live through this?”. I remember him saying, “This is not a planned karmic accident; I want you to live through this. I don’t want you to die because we have work to do in the future. I will help you to survive”. And moment-by-moment, I was given instructions which included Rieke, kinesiology, chiropractic, message therapy, sacral cranial work, neurological chiropractic, nutritional, and tons of prayer support until 11 months later, I sang the in the Peace and Harmony Christmas Concert with the Acadia Choral Society in Bar Harbor, Maine. I survived, I take care of my boys, my clients, meditate, sing, decorate, bake, walk, ice skate and cross-country ski for miles in Acadia National Park. I lived. And I can help you heal and live too.