Susan Boklaga

(LMHC)
Therapist Susan Boklaga Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 23 years of experience and I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, attachment related issues, and a wide variety of trauma related situations, particularly with military personnel and first responders. I also have extensive post graduate training in areas related to adoption, custody, and child abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, psychodynamic and developmental based counseling. I am well trained in other modalities as well. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I understand that it takes courage to seek help, and it's not easy to face fear. I do not believe that "you are your diagnosis". Rather, I will view you "as a a unique individual facing some challenges".

If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH6285 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Working with Susan has been immensely helpful to me. I have been in and out of various types of counseling for years with some success. From our first session, Susan listened intently and was able to focus on what I needed to address. She responds quickly and always listens without judgment.

Written by V.I. on Sep 09, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is very timely with her responses and I deeply appreciate that the feedback she provides is very honest instead of “what I want to hear”. I’ve had therapists in the past that seemed to coddle me more than make an effort to help me do the work to help myself, and I didn’t see any benefit to that. Susan Boklaga has a more genuine approach that is significantly more to my liking and felt more authentic and therapeutic than what I’ve experienced in the past. I would definitely recommend her and this service. I’m not as good at articulating myself face to face as I am when I can text, so it’s such a help to me that therapy in this format exists now.

Written by S.T. on Sep 08, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Susan is fabulous! She's patient , kind, and understanding ..but most of all she's a great listener. She challenges you in a way that's healthy. What I like best about Susan, is that she equips you with the tools you need to move past your current challenge. She's truly interested in helping you become more well rounded and healthy.

Written by D.A. on Sep 04, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks

Susan helped me through a difficult time in my life. Though she is a professional, she uses her skills as a therapist and brings them to a personal level by actually engaging in conversation with you. Rather than a client speaking to a professional, speaking with Susan was like speaking with a friend; a friend who listens and gives her honest opinion and feedback towards everything you say. You can’t go wrong with her. Thanks for everything Susan.

Written by A.L. on Sep 03, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan has been a wonderful help to me while navigating anxiety and depression. Being a working mom who navigated Covid issues, distance learning, 3 kids at home, and a very busy family life I found myself at an “empty cup” point. Susan really helped me with my anxiety issues. She was wonderful!

Written by L.I. on Aug 26, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd

Susan has helped me learn strategies to deal with my anxiety and relationships with people in my life both those I like and those I don’t. She also helped me with parenting my strong-willed child.

Written by V.A. on Aug 18, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Couldn’t be happier. Making great Progress. Don’t know how I was functioning without those sessions before!

Written by M.A. on Aug 02, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Susan has been a great help in my recovery. Helping me with self realization and identifying what my triggers are and why. I have experienced a lot personal growth in the short time I've been seeing her. Her knowledge is extensive and up to date. My favorite thing about her is that she calls me out on my bs AND she's kind while doing it. The only way it could be better is if I could see her in person!

Written by R.A. on Jul 17, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

So grateful that I got matched with Susan! She helped me in ways that I didn’t know I needed help in. She is incredibly kind and very easy to talk to. She always got back to me as soon as she could. Sessions never felt rushed. Felt like she genuinely cared. I will come back to her in the future should I need the help again! Thank you Susan!

Written by L.E. on Jul 16, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I'm satisfied that Susan and I have made a connection, and have been able to get to the heart of some of my issues. I know I'll get out of this, what I'm willing to put into it, that's for sure.

Written by E.R. on Jun 28, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Susan was super helpful in just letting me vent and was very responsive to my posts and questions. With her help, I was able to see that I do have control over the way I view things and that has helped my anxiety immensely.

Written by J.B. on Jun 25, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan was a great listener. She allowed me to vent. She gave me tools use when dealing with my anxiety. The questions she asked me helped me to reflect on what my emotions are connected to. She was kind and sensitive to how I was feeling.

Written by L.I. on Jun 18, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Susan feels like a loving friend I haven’t seen in awhile. I feel seen, heard and understood when I meet with her. Unlike other counselors/therapist she sees you as a whole and not for what you’re going through. I’m so grateful that I was matched to her.

Written by S.I. on Jun 02, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is kind and shows care when giving me new perspectives to consider. I appreciate how she connects with my past experiences to make me feel seen and understood. She is able to bring things to my understanding the way others cannot. Gentle and direct.

Written by N.I. on May 30, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan is wonderful! She really listens to me and offers great advice!

Written by D.A. on May 29, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

This is my first time seeing a therapist and I already feel like I’ve hit the jackpot with Susan after two sessions!

Written by M.I. on May 24, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan has been kind, patient and understanding. I love her input into my daily life. Should have done this years ago!

Written by N.I. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Had my first actual session with Susan a few days ago. She worked hard getting me scheduled in, and before the session she responded quickly to my messages. I feel like a weight has been lifted after getting some insight on what is going on with me. Thus is the best I have felt mentally in months. Looking forward to the future and the new me.

Written by S.T. on May 12, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I feel very comfortable talking to Susan and respect her responses.