About Jackie

Psychotherapist Jaqueline Lapa Sussman has over thirty years experience working with people from all walks of life. She is a counselor, speaker, seminar presenter, teacher, and published author. Formerly the Director for Projects for the National and International Imagery Association, she is one of the foremost practitioners of Eidetic Imagery psychology. She lectures extensively and has trained top-level government officials, health care providers, and corporate CEO’s.

Jackie is the author of two books, Images of Desire: Finding Your Natural Sensual Self in Today’s Image Filled Society, a self-help book on human sexuality, and Freedom From Failure: How To Discover The Secret Images That Can Bring Success In Love, Parenthood, Career, And Physical Well-Being, which shows readers how to start actualizing their potential in all areas of life.

She writes a monthly column for “Total Health Magazine,” and has been featured in publications such as Total Health Magazine, First For Women, New Age Journal, Woman, The Dallas Morning News, The New York Post and Newsday.

Jackie Sussman maintains a private practice with offices in New York City and in Weston, Connecticut.


Areas of Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Children and Young Adults


  • Relationship issues
  • Couples therapy
  • Marriage counseling
  • Family therapy


  • Mother-daughter issues
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Grief-counseling
  • Sexuality


Eidetic images are pictures stored in our brains. These pictures, much like photographs or movies, are one of the ways our mind records important experiences. When recalled, the eidetic image recreates a vivid experience of events and conflicts in a person’s life with drama, clarity and detail.

The eidetic image is a bright, lively picture seen in the mind. It has the ability to reproduce important life events with exact detail. Through the eidetic image, one can re-experience a life event, along with the physical and emotional feelings associated with it, and the meaning or significance of that event.

Eidetic image therapy is an ancient healing art that, as modern science is now discovering, is a direct link to the brain chemicals that influence emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing. It is a fast moving, positive therapy that gets to problem areas quickly and generates change by using precise tools that promote insight and growth.

As each eidetic “record” is retrieved and thoroughly examined, unresolved issues are revealed and their underlying causes are identified. From this enhanced perspective, emotional difficulties may be viewed with greater insight, and the solutions to long-standing problems become clear. As a person gains access to inner strengths and resources through the eidetic method, troublesome issues are effectively resolved and the experience of health and well-being is restored.