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About Me

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in West Virginia with over 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and counselor. I specialize in treating clients who have experienced trauma and abuse including clients whose history may include abuse in childhood that negatively impacts them today. I have also helped many people who have experienced drug & alcohol addictions, anxiety, depression, personality disorders and bipolar disorders using schema therapy, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approaches.

I am a warm and interactive therapist who makes suggestions and gives assignments in order to help you to increase your ability to cope, to reduce negative symptoms and to improve your communication with others. My approach to therapy encourages honest and open communication between us. I want you to feel safe letting me know if I say or suggest something that you disagree with. This helps me to know how to best work together with you collaboratively in our therapeutic relationship.

It takes courage to begin the process of making changes that can lead to a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here to support and empower you in that process.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career
  • Bipolar

I also have experience in Grief, Intimacy-related

Years of Experience: 11

Licensing

LICSW #DP00943391 (Expires: 2017-05-31)


Testimonials

Written by L.I on Dec 13, 2016 after counseling with Sue for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

Sue is a compassionate, understanding and empathetic person. I feel like I can talk to her about anything. She truly has a gift!

Written by M.I on Nov 26, 2016 after counseling with Sue for 3 weeks on issues concerning family, trauma and abuse, and grief

Sue is open and doesn't practice the top-down approach. It is far more empowering this way. She is timely and handled a large chunk of information well. Her experience does come through when she pinpoints certain things. I give her 4 stars because no one is perfect, so that is as high as it goes for me.

Written by K.A on Oct 20, 2016 after counseling with Sue for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Sue was an execellent counsellor. She was very knowledgable and helpful, listened throughly and provided great advice.

Written by S.T on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Sue for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and career

Sue is great, I love talking to her anytime I want or need to she's right there.

Written by F.R on Sep 29, 2016 after counseling with Sue for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, self esteem, career, and bipolar

I have really enjoyed working with Sue. At the start, I wasn't convinced by BetterHelp's approach, but now I really enjoy being able to communicate at any time or place I choose. Sending messages helps me reflect on my issues and writing them down in itself is therapy.

Sue has been very responsive and sympathetic, she offers insightful advice and suggestions. She also uses questionnaires and assessments for personal development and self exploration which I find very enjoyable to complete and very interesting. I would highly recommend this service and Sue is an excellent therapist.