I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years of experience working as a clinical psychotherapist. I am a Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family State Approved Supervisor and Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health State Approved Supervisor and currently contracted with MN Adult and Teen Challenge. I have worked with clients experiencing Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Addictions and Codependency and Marriage Challenges, and I specialize in Christian-based counseling.
My approach is nonjudgmental and affirming. I believe we all experience difficult seasons in life, and sometimes the most courageous decision is to reach out for help. Healing begins as people feel respected and sincerely heard and understood. New perspectives often emerge as problems are discussed in a safe and confidential relationship. I utilize a narrative approach combined with cognitive-behavioral strategies and tools to help further people toward desired goals. Small steps lead to big strides.
I have always appreciated this quote by Mary Ann Radmacher: Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I 'll try again tomorrow."
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Codependency, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LMFT 1153
She is incredible
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Sue is the best!
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sue is compassionate, kind, and knowledgeable. She offers helpful skills and resources but, most of all, she is willing to dive right in to whatever depths you needs to go to heal. There is never any judgment just understanding and healing.
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse