About Me

I'm so excited to be a part of Better Help and am equally excited you just clicked on my link to learn more about me. I've been providing therapy for 13 years, beginning my second semester of college. I'm just as excited today as I was that first day, to learn about what makes human beings who they are and drives their behaviors and choices. Psychology and therapy are truly my passions. My clients would probably tell you I'm easy to talk to, funny, kind, non-judgmental, sometimes a little challenging , smart, and 100% in their court. I deeply care about my clients and believe an authentic relationship is the key to true healing. I'm not really a band aid kind of therapist although I can certainly do Solution Focused Therapy if that is what my client wants and needs, but I think most of our problem thinking , feelings, and behaviors have deeper roots that when identified and addressed can bring an incredible sense of freedom to a person. I have a lot of experience in childhood trauma and know how those Adverse Childhood Experiences can impact your adult life. Sometimes the decisions we had to make about how to behave as children were survival strategies that just don't serve us as well as an adult. Sometimes this manifests as a lack of trust, anxiety, depression, feelings of not ever being good enough or not being worthy of love and attention. Maybe you are afraid of being seen or maybe you fight a lot with others because you won't let anyone hurt you. If that sounds like you, I want you to know... It's not your fault. Let's figure out together, how to get out of those unhelpful thinking patterns replacing them with thoughts that will actually move your life forward toward your goals. I want you to know, I'm just as excited about that as you are.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #796 (Expires: 2021-10-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Nov 27, 2019 after counseling with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Susan took the time to understand me, hear me, and get my sense of humor. I appreciate her candor and guidance. I feel oodles and scads more grounded than when I began my therapy journey. I'm not alone.

Written by E.M. on Oct 24, 2019 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Susan is the best counselor I think I’ve ever had! She sets goals for me, helps me work through things and keeps me on track and focused while still allowing me to work through things that come up in my life! She’s so great! I tell everyone how awesome she is!

Written by B.I. on Sep 10, 2019 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Susan is very caring and works towards knowing what your goals are.