Susan Lilly

(M., Ed., LPC-S)
Therapist Susan Lilly Photo

About Me

Hello, my name is Susan and I am a licensed professional counselor and board-approved counselor supervisor practicing in the State of Texas. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, substance abuse, grief, and trauma. I worked for five years as the director of an employee assistance program providing training, consultation, brief counseling, and crisis intervention services. I served as the director of an adult outpatient substance abuse treatment program within the same agency for an additional five years. I joined with a colleague in 1994 to submit grants to a state agency to open a six-bed medical detox program for adults. The initial six-bed detox program grew into a non-profit agency with over 80 employees and 12 programs providing substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for adults and adolescents. I served as the clinical director for that organization for 12 years and as the executive director for 10 years. I left that organization in 2016 to pursue a doctorate in counselor education, and I anticipate completing the doctorate in the Fall of 2020.

My approach to counseling is client-centered and strengths-based. I believe a supportive therapeutic relationship is important for developing trust, respect, and a safe environment for the counseling process. I focus on strengths and resources during the counseling process to help individuals develop clarity and a positive approach to making choices that lead to personal growth. I believe it is important to embrace what is going well in individuals' lives as well as addressing their concerns. This enhances the ability of individuals to develop the tools and skills needed to create a more harmonious and balanced life.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #12373 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Susan is very helpful in asking questions that are digging deeper without being uncomfortable and very supportive while being honest with me. You can tell she has a lot of experience in her field and has helped validate me in navigating my trauma.

Written by S.E. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She's truly understands what it's like to feel the way I do

Written by V.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Susan is a great listener. I tend to over communicate but she does a great job in pausing and exploring a thought in our sessions.

Written by C.A. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I really appreciate working with Susan. I love her holistic approach. From my first visit with her, I felt like I was able to be safe in exploring my past with her and making sense of how it has informed my unconscious scripts. I am excited about the progress I’m making.

Written by E.D. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Susan is my rock. She is absolutely wonderful.

Written by T.A. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She seems very knowledgeable and very good at making me feel seen.

Written by S.T. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Susan has been very responsive and understanding. She has given me assistance on handling with the Stress.

Written by J.O. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve been pleased with the session so far. She’s very respectful and professional.

Written by P.E. on Dec 25, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Susan is amazing! She has been so kind and helpful throughout helping me.

Written by T.O. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

As someone who had sought counseling/therapy for the first time, I had serious doubts about the effectiveness of online therapy, but my first meeting with Susan erased those doubts immediately. Over the last 6 months, Susan has not only given me tools to help me establish boundaries, but has given me a new perspective on relationships and life in general. After a few sessions, I was able to turn a corner and have a new outlook on my interactions with others. I wholeheartedly recommend Susan and hope to work with her again in the future.

Written by G.R. on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I love Susan! I went through a couple of other people before meeting her and she's the real deal. My friends have said I've made more progress in these past few months than the past few years and I've noticed all aspects of my life have improved. She is simply the best and I hope she knows how wonderful she is!

Written by D.E. on Jul 18, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is awesome!

Written by E.M. on Jul 11, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Susan is so sweet and kind. I feel like she really understands where I'm coming from and can connect with my concerns in a meaningful way.