Welcome to Betterhelp! It takes courage to open the door to change. I am committed to providing you support as you consider steps toward that change. My therapeutic style is strengths-based and client-centered. I am here to support and empower you.
For over 25 years, my career has focused on individuals and their families. I have extensive experience with conflict resolution, domestic violence, trauma, abuse, neglect, grief and loss, sexual abuse and communication issues. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois and a graduate of Jane Addams School of Social Work (University of Illinois at Chicago).
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Life Purpose, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149010377
I love having Sue to talk to and share my feeling and concerns. She listens and asks questions to help me look at things from another viewpoint and has suggestions that are helpful as well.
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Sue (Suzanne) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
I was weary about the app before starting my therapy journey, but I’m so glad I decided to join. I got extremely lucky that I was paired with Sue on my first try. She is completely engaged in all of our sessions and shows genuine concern as well as support with all that I share. Our journey has been short, but it feels like I’ve known her forever. She quickly learned how to challenge me to develop strategies to cope and is constantly cheering me on when I display progress towards tackling my struggles. I feel so grateful for my experience and am excited to continue bettering myself with the help of Sue.
Written on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Sue (Suzanne) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Sue is a thoughtful and empathetic counselor. She's an incredible listener and while we come from different backgrounds, I feel heard and validated when talking to her.
I was initially wary of using an app for therapy, yet being able to message or video chat Sue throughout the week makes therapy more accessible and helpful for me (versus my previous experience of only talking to my therapist once a week in an office).
Overall, finding Sue through Betterhelp was an amazing stroke of luck. I'm excited to continue working with her as my therapist.
Written on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Sue (Suzanne) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd