I am licensed in Illinois with 4 years of professional work experience and many years of life experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Career difficulties, Depression, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.014813
Susan is a fantastic therapist. I feel very seen and listened to. Susan helped me a navigate a very difficult time in my life where I felt the lowest about myself than I ever have. Susan validated my feelings but also helped me get my head to a place where I could think more clearly. She is very supportive, positive and knows just the right questions to ask to get me to think more and come to my own conclusions. She is very open minded, compassionate, and kind. I definitely plan on using her in the future to help me navigate difficult times! Thank you for everything, Susan!
Written on Dec 12, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 3 months
She's a very good therapist that listens to my needs and has great feedback suggestions and help
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes