Susan Shofer, CDC®

M.B.A., Private Investigator,
Parental Alienation Specialist

Susan’s wisdom and humor were the forces that enabled her to climb out of her own longstanding contentious divorce.  Along with Susan’s personal divorce and her training as a Certified Divorce Coach®, her experience in the financial industry and along with twenty-five years as a private investigator bring sensible ways to climb out of the frightening and chaotic divorce journey.  Susan’s personal success in defying parental alienation and recent TEDx along with her work with the Parental Alienation Study Group lend to her expertise in the subject.

Susan brings a quick wit and humor to her presentations alongside a positive outlook for any situation no matter how bleak it may seem.

Susan has a master’s degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.  In addition to over twenty years’ experience as an agency licensed private investigator with emphasis on corporation investigations that included fraud, workers compensation and insurance liability fraud investigations.

Susan began her career working for a nationally known investment firm, T. Rowe Price in the Shareholder Services Division.  Susan also was President of Parent Network of Greater Baltimore where she coordinated parent education lectures and workshops for Baltimore private school community.  In addition, Susan has held leadership positions in numerous organizations within her community.

Susan has two children.

Certified Divorce Coach®
Divorce Recovery Expert

Susan successfully navigated her own highly contentious divorce and post-divorce battle and was triumphant in her fight against Parental Alienation.  Despite that long, contentious journey she now has an amicable relationship with her ex-husband and a wonderful relationship with both of her children.  As a Certified Divorce Coach®, Susan’s unique approach has helped many other women and men by sharing her own organized and pragmatic approach to the divorce process.

Consultant For Attorneys

Susan’s career as a licensed private investigator gives her a long-standing relationship within the legal community.  She understands the challenges attorneys encounter with divorcing clients especially when it comes to Parental Alienation.  She prepares divorcing individuals to be the best client for their legal counsel.

Private Investigator

She understands the challenges attorneys encounter with divorcing clients.  Her personal experience and specialty in Parental Alienation gives her a unique ability to help attorneys on how to approach, recognize and tackle Parental Alienation including how to recognize it early to mitigate it before it starts.


Susan is the author of The Divorce Recovery Ladder, a unique and comprehensive workbook that offers a pragmatic approach to the many facets of divorce.  She is the author of several educational webinars on divorce-related subjects and has authored several guidebooks.

She is nearing the publication of a guidebook that exclusively addresses Parental Alienation.


Susan is a mother to two young adult children.


Susan is an experienced, dynamic, and entertaining speaker who weaves stories in all of her presentations.