Susie Fairchild, MA, is a licensed psychotherapist and holds positions on the board and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy.  A certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, Susie has served as a Consultation Group Leader for the UCSD Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Program. She teaches MSC at The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance; as well as MSC Core Skills, and an intensive version of the MSC curriculum, at Kripalu Center for Yoga in Lenox, MA. She has practiced meditation for many years, primarily in the Insight tradition. Susie’s experience includes ongoing work with Harvard University and The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital. Previous engagements include work with Harvard Medical School, China-Canada Mindfulness Association, the Bedford and Providence VA, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,  MassBay Community College, and the UMass Memorial Medical Center (Outpatient Substance Abuse Program and Bariatric Surgery Center). She completed her training as a ketamine assisted psychotherapist with Polaris Insight Center and Journey Clinical.