Through Gifted Generations, Suzanne Slater provides expertise in both family and wealth dynamics and works in collaboration with wealth management advisor teams and high net-worth families themselves.
Suzanne received her graduate training from The University of Michigan and has built a robust psychotherapy practice specializing in work with both individuals and families. Her clientele has included many families of wealth over her thirty years of practice. Her professional approach highlights the special opportunities and challenges associated with wealth and the complex family dynamics these circumstances can create.
She is an experienced case consultant and frequent speaker at national conferences and annual meetings. She has taught graduate courses at Smith College and has authored both journal articles and a book on couples therapy.
Her credentials also include serving as chair of grantmaking and board president for The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts. She fostered The Women's Fund's relationships with major donors and helped to direct resources from major gifts, family foundations, and irrevocable remainder trusts.
Values that shape my work
- My goal is to help clients define and reach outcomes of their own choosing.
- Affluent families thrive by strengthening family bonds, articulating their values regarding wealth, and teaching their children how to manage money.
- Successful families build on the wisdom developed by a family’s previous generation, while fostering the family’s contemporary solutions.
- A collaborative approach is important when working with advisor teams and families.
- My goal is to equip advisor teams and families with solution-focused strategies to return advisors to the task at hand, securing clients’ readiness to accomplish wealth management goals while strengthening their family ties.