Susan J. Mecca, Ph.D.

Susan J. Mecca, Ph.D.
The Gift of Crisis: Finding your best self in the worst of times
Crises can rip away our sense of control and shake our beliefs to the core, leaving us feeling stranded in unfamiliar territory. The Gift of Crisis: Finding your best self in the worst of times is an inspiring and practical guide for individuals going through medical, interpersonal, or professional crises and their caregivers.

Dr. Susan J. Mecca, is a psychologist with over 35 years of experience, shows us how to tap into our greatest strengths, persevere through our most difficult times, and find the potential gifts that a crisis can bring. Brimming with real-life examples, tools and proven strategies, The Gift of Crisis maps out a way to navigate through the impossible and heart-breaking events in our lives. It inspires us to bring forth the best of ourselves in order to overcome the challenges we face and uncover the possibilities for personal growth or transformation.

Through each of the six stages of a crisis, specific and actionable steps are provided so that we can:
• Stay grounded and centered
• Cultivate a positive mindset
• Utilize personal and professional resources
• Create and maintain a community of support
• Make effective decisions under pressure
• Set priorities and boundaries
• Cope with fear and anxiety
• Work through grief
• Prevent burnout
• Recognize and foster personal, spiritual and professional growth

Dallas, TX

Psychologist, author, speaker, and organizational consultant, Dr. Susan Mecca has worked with companies, families, couples, and individuals facing difficult and life-threatening challenges for over 35 years. In The Gift of Crisis: Finding your best self in the worst of times Dr. Mecca shares her clinical expertise, client stories, first-hand experiences as her son’s and her husband’s caregiver as well as current research on trauma, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.
Growth under pressure, post-traumatic growth, caregiving, thriving in crises, intentional leadership, the good life (creating the retirement you want)

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
–Viktor Frankl