Life transitions and struggles offer the opportunity to find greater clarity of purpose, more meaningful relationships, increased confidence, and personal satisfaction. To be human is to feel emotion, both the highs and the lows. We are all connected through not only these experiences, but through the relationships with those around us. Therapy is a unique and personal journey built on mutual trust and respect. My perspective is strengths-based, LGBTQIA-affirmative, and integrative. I work with individuals of all backgrounds, bodies, and beliefs.
My approach is individualized and collaborative. My goal is to provide a co-creative, connected experience that is emotionally safe, affirming, and protective, for you to gain insight and resiliency. We will work together using a respectful, caring and listening approach.
My studies have included training in minorities and domestic violence, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma focus CBT, play therapy, communication and conflict resolution. In addition, I am an experienced clinical supervisor, a certified rehabilitation counselor.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
GA LPC LPC005271
NM LPCC CCMH0199081
Past sessions with Dr. Buyers have been comforting. We touch base on every issue I have and expand further when needed. She genuinely cares about my growth. Her personality is very kind, and most importantly. She provides the tools necessary for growth in different areas of my life. Wellness is the main focus, continually. Each session is something to look forward to.
Written on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Very supportive so far!! Wonderful, since I am in crisis
Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and anger management
Dr B is the BEST!
Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I think I was difficult to approach the day she called me. She was calm and reassuring and adjusted to my needs quickly. she also seemed to understand very quickly and I appreciated her frankness.
Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse
Dr.Byers understands and helps me work through my concerns in a thorough manner.
Written on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Byers is my first and only counselor I have ever had. She is relatable and incredibly easy to talk to. I was so nervous about my first meeting with her because I didn't know how counseling worked and the second we started video chatting it was an instant relief for me because she made me smile and let me talk about everything and gave me very insightful suggestions that have bettered my everyday life. I cannot recommend Dr. Byers enough. I am forever grateful for her.
Written on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd