Welcome! It takes more strength and courage to pursue change than it does to remain in an unhealthy pattern or situation. I can offer a warm, supportive, safe, confidential environment conducive to growth and change.
I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both Michigan and Indiana. I have many years of professional experience as well as personal experience with difficult situations, transitions, life stresses, and living in another country and culture. If you suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting issues, communication problems, chemical abuse, or grief, I can help. If you are looking for help with growth in relationships, learning more about yourself, staying present in the moment, transitioning to a new life phase, and generally flourishing in life, I am here for you. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is key in the success of therapy. I have a relational approach to psychotherapy and can tailor therapy and a treatment plan to your specific needs. Together we can look at unhelpful patterns in your life as well as work to heal the hurt life brings.
I would be honored to work with you through this very personal process.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMFT 4101006694
IN LMFT 35001905A
Susan really talks me through everything and lets me see what my options are.
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 4 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
My counselor Susan is amazing. She doesn't make me feel bad for not being consistent and the fact i will send a whole book at midnight on the weekend. She is very understanding and gives me tools to help me along the way. My life has gotten easier because of her help with my boundaries. Sometimes just knowing i have someone to talk to at any moment can help certain situations as well.
Written on Aug 07, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Susan is Awesome
Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
Susan is great at balancing progress and comfort. The process of working through issues is just that. I appreciate how Susan can push me at times and allow me to lingering when it will be helpful.
Written on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Susan is exceptional at what she does, helping people move forward with life in a positive direction. Susan has helped me recover from a divorce, address personal issues that impact me at work and all my relationships. I have been through many counselors in the past 30 years and I can say Susan is very rare. She is smart, compassionate, caring, kind and encouraging. I don't know how I would have made it this far in my recovery if it wasn't for her. 5 Star.
Written on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 10 months on issues concerning addictions
Truly listens and wants to understand my point of view. She is supportive and helpful, without being judgemental, when you've done things you aren't proud of and are trying to be better. She has opened my mind to many things I thought I was "over" but had really just been ignoring.
Written on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd