About me

My name is Susan Henry, and I love helping people and seeing them grow. I am originally from the East Coast and resided in California before settling with my family in the Midwest. I received my Bachelor degree in Psychology from Rutgers College, and I received my Master in Social Work degree from Barry University School of Social Work. I am licensed in the state of Iowa as an Independent Level Social Worker. I have worked in the counseling field for over 25 years, with expertise working with issues related to Interpersonal Relations, Grief/Loss and Adjustment, PTSD/Trauma, and Anxiety/Depression.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IA LISW 083249


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Henry. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Susan is a wonderful therapist and is very professional as she is kind and easy to talk to. She’s helped me out so much in the few sessions we’ve had and I’ve had much to benefit from.

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Very helpful and is always reaching out to me.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve quickly made a deep connection with Susan, she’s responsive to my feedback and needs. It’s help put me in a highly healthy state mentally.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan is great! She has been extremely helpful and understanding. She listens to my concerns and helps me find solutions that are really helpful.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

I really respect Susan’s insights and thought provoking process.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

We've only just begun but so far she is top knotch !!!

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve really enjoyed my time with Susan! She is so kind, compassionate and has taught me so much this year! I am very thankful to have had her as my therapist as I went through some major life changes and some dark moments. I wish I could continue working with her, but unfortunately we can’t due to being in different states. Thank you so much for everything Susan!

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Susan has been an immense help in my life in the short time I've been seeing her. My experiences with therapy in the past have been less then stellar, but that's all changed with Susan. She is extremely empathetic, understanding, and respectful. She gives me a safe space to express myself and genuinely listens to me. Her suggestions are helpful and relevant. She is very responsive, and I like knowing I can message her if I have a question. Thank you Susan!

Written on Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Love our talks and her ability to. Point out correlations in my grief and past trauma

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Susan has a calm demeanor that I find relaxing. She is knowledgeable and uses her expertise to help guide me to realizations about myself that Help me on my personal journey to better myself. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with anxiety and trauma.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

She listens and I love the work sheets she gives me to do

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Susan is such an understanding and compassionate therapist. She is nonjudgemental and kind. She remembers what I tell her about my life and asks relevant questions. I wish I could continue with her but can't due to her being licensed in a different state. Thank you for all your help, Susan!

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Susan is very kind, empathetic and an experienced therapist. She’s a good listener and I felt heard and understood, accepted and supported. She’s very open minded to all types of people and their specific challenges. Susan provided the support I needed and encouraging me gently with suggestions.

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan has been wonderful and very validating. She helps me talk thru my ramblings and make them make sense.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

Susan is fabulous. I would recommend her to anyone. I left my former therapist and I have grown in n ways I didn’t know I could.

Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Susan is so thoughtful and full of compassion. She listens to you and just makes you feel heard. She has been amazing at helping me sort out my thoughts, feelings and experiences when I word vomit.

Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

excellent, kind, good listener, responds q uickly, gives good advice and coping strategies

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Susan is amazing at communicating with me and has taken so much time understanding my problems and history. She's been extremely supportive regarding my place in the LGBTQ+ community and has been nothing but respectful to me. I wouldn't want anyone else for what my current situation is.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Susan does a great job sorting through the massive brain downloads I give her and then asks me a question or two that get me to focus on the important bits.

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Susan helped me figure things out which I did not know is a problem and helps me walk through it.

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

I’ve had 3 therapists in the past and Susan Henry, she is by far the best therapist I’ve ever had. I always say, finding a good therapist is comparable to finding a good dentist or a good teacher etc. you have to get through a few bad ones to find a good one. Susan challenges my thinking and helps me understand things differently. You will never feel judged by her. She is open minded and really listens and cares. I’ve made so much progress since I started seeing her weekly. I’ve grown and I’m becoming a better person with her help.

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Susan is the best therapist I have ever met with. She’s honest and kind and really pays attention!

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I accidentally answered one question incorrectly(darn my clumsy fingers!). Susan has been great and I highly recommend her.

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, adhd, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Amazing

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Susan has been a great therapist so far!

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compa

Susan is a very open therapist. Her empathy is available and kind. She doesn’t judge or push to another solution but instead offers insight and resources. And doesn’t push for a different outcome but how to be in the current situation and coping.

Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Susan has assisted in prioritizing the issues that I wished to address, providing feedback and prompting further reflection upon the things that matter most to me.
It has been helpful to have an unbiased 'ear' and safe place to explore difficult internal challenges and dilemmas.

Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan has been one of the most understanding and supportive therapists I have ever had. She is always willing to listen and support me in anything I do, and always willing to help and guide me where I need it the most.

Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and anger management

Susan is incredibly supportive and makes it easy to share. I deeply appreciate her questions and her suggestions, and it is clear that she has given her full attention to my needs and my situation. Her willingness to communicate and respond to messages during the time between our sessions has truly helped me to feel like I'm not alone in a difficult time. I'm grateful that Better Help matched me with Susan Henry.

Written on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Susan listens actively and responds with care, compassion and thoughtful questions. The worksheets she shares are spot-on appropriate and helpful

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