I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina with 5 years of experience. I graduated from Capella University with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling . I have provided counseling services in both a school and outpatient mental health clinic addressing both mental health, parent/child relationship issues, and substance abuse/addictions needs of clients.
My primary therapy orientation is both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Through these therapy models I strive to build a caring, warm, collaborative relationship with clients which is built on the foundation of respect for who you are and where you are in your life. Through the counseling relationship we will work to achieve your identified life goals. Barriers and challenges come in all forms, the key is to accept and embrace the timing of change and allow for growth and improvement in your life.
My experience includes treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance use/addictions, life skills, mindfulness/coping skills, parenting issues/concerns and stage of life changes. Counseling is a journey that beings with learning about you the client and how I can assist you. If you are ready to take the next step; it will be a honor to be a part of your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
SC LPC 7700
Very knowledgeable and is insightful. Susan connects well and offers great support.
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
Susan has been the light I needed during my darkest hours, I don't know what would've happened without her.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
She is a complete god- send! She has been with me for a few years through the toughest of times.
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Susan listens carefully and makes me feel heard.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem
An awesome therapist with a unique knack for finding the problem and addressing the issues which created it. Very warm, kind and intuitive.
Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management
Susan is a fantastic therapist! She has helped me navigate through some really tough situations and her advice has really worked. I feel like I have much better coping skills and strategies as a result.
Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management