I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 24 years and am currently licensed in Louisiana. I offer work and life experiences in a variety of areas. I have worked extensively with but not limited to clients with the following issues: medical, chronic illness, end of life, transplant, caregiver fatigue, mental health, chronic depression, severe anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse/addiction, women's issues, domestic violence, sexual trauma, homelessness, and previous incarceration. My work has been conducted within home health, hospice, psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, residential substance abuse, residential women's shelters, mental health counseling centers, home, and school environments.
I feel that I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental approach in which the focus is on the best plan of care for your individual needs. I believe that there is no "cookie cutter" way in which to help people and that everyone has individualized circumstances and needs. I also offer all learning modalities so that you have the best and most effective learning environment in order for you to be able to actively apply and develop the coping strategies that you need to be successful in achieving your vision for your life.
I feel that I offer realistic solutions to real-life issues and welcome the opportunity to assist you in achieving your authentic and healthy self!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LCSW 4628
Susan is awesome and is always listening to my concerns and needs ! I look forward to every session
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
I feel like she has been assisting me a lot. She tries a variety of ways to help me through breathing exercises and routines and things to try with my mental health. I appreciate her for it.
Written on Aug 20, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Excellent listening skills, compassionate therapist
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Susan, has made a difference in my life. She is a good listener and holds me accountable. I feel very comfortable and safe with her.
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
Susan is supportive and challenges me to be the best me I can be BUT she also respects my need to move at my own pace.
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Very attentive, and it’s appreciated.
Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem