Hi and thank you so much for considering working with me as your counselor. I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 1988, and became independently licensed in 1999. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work.
I work with a client-centered approach, listening carefully to what you as the client need and what you already know works best for you. I have spent seven years in private practice as a psychotherapist, and I have worked in community mental health centers, psychiatric hospitals, and in veterans' services. I work well with both men and women and I have provided couples' and family therapy.
I have worked extensively with people who have survived sexual and physical abuse and with individuals dealing with a wide range of traumatic experiences, including military-related trauma. I have also worked extensively with women who have experienced domestic violence and who are trying to cope with the stressors they experience at different stages of their lives. I have a special interest in infertility and helping individuals and couples work through the emotional extremes that can be a part of the experience of infertility. I have worked with older adults who are confronting issues relating to aging.
My experience has been that no one approach works for everyone, and clients may need to work with different approaches to therapy at different times. Flexibility in psychotherapy approaches helps me meet the real-time, real-life needs of each individual. I have received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and will use that form of therapy when it meets the needs of the individual.
I have helped individuals deal with depression, anxiety, difficult life choices, and relationship problems. I offer a safe space to be yourself, with acceptance, warmth, and the absence of judgement. I hope I can be of help to you and I look forward to getting to know you.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Susan is a great therapist. She’s caring, empathetic and great at what she does. I’m so grateful for her help and guidance.
Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse
Susan is a very engaged listener and some weeks the only person who I feel is actively listening to me and I appreciate that.
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and intimacy-related issues
Susan is a wonderfully understanding, kind person. She takes the time to dig deeper into the things that I don’t even realize need more attention in order to help me shine a light on the parts of my experience that I’ve allowed to remain in the dark for too long. The road to self-discovery and self-understanding is a long one, but I’m confident that Susan can help me to travel it.
Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
Susan, is an excellent therapist. She has great perspective and understanding. I highly recommend Susan
Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Susan is a skilled therapist with whom I feel quite comfortable. I would recommend her to others without reservation.
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Susan has helped immensely. She’s kind and thoughtful and points out things that I wouldn’t have otherwise considered. I have loved working with Susan.
Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders