Hi ! Welcome to BetterHelp. I have been working at BetterHelp for the past 3 years providing individual mental health counseling. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. I am grateful to say that I have worked in the field of mental health and addiction for 25 years, providing individual and group therapy. My approach to therapy is eclectic using models such as: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I have also worked with family members and friends of people struggling with addiction and mental illness offering assistance with issue of codependency, communication and trauma.
In our sessions I will be vigilant in providing a supportive environment to explore your concerns, your goals and possible solutions. I believe in offering education on learning and using healthy coping skills. It can be fearful reaching out for help however learning about yourself with guidance is exciting and worth it.
I am looking forward to us working together!
Trauma and abuse
Also experienced in: Dealing with Guilt and Shame, Stress, Family issues, Women issues, Coping with life Changes
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Trauma and abuse
Years of experience: 25
LISWS I.0009897-S expires 11/21/2023
LICDC 981248 expires 09/13/2024
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.0009897
Susan is an amazing therapist! She listens very carefully to you, and offers extremely helpful techniques and advice on how to combat anxiety.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Susan is amazing. She makes the therapy sessions easy and comfortable. She’s caring, a good listener, and a great note-taker. She also adds helpful resources about mental health and shared great techniques to avoid anxiety. Overall, I’m happy with my therapist and I’m looking forward to my future sessions with her.
Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Susan has been a great help to me ..helped me organize my thoughts and prioritize what I needed to do to meet my goals .
Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Susan has been amazing so far and I look forward to working with her. She is so understanding and so great at giving me new perspective and helping me problem solve! I look forward to more sessions!
Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Listens well and I like that I have had homework
Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Thank you for your help
And guidance, also for understanding my current situation
Written on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd