You have already accomplished the most difficult step - accepting and beginning your search for a therapeutic fit. My professional background, training, education and life experience provide me with a framework to assist clients to healthier and more productive functioning. I truly believe people can find within themselves, the resources to enrich their lives and I would be honored to assist you in that discovery.
My work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist gives me an insight in helping clients to realize their strengths that may have been hidden by the stress, negative thinking and unfortunate circumstances that may have surrounded their lives. We will look at you in the context of your history and where your life is currently. Regardless of what life has handed you, we can work together to make the present healthier and your future more fulfilling.
In taking a holistic and collaborative approach to functioning, we can address the challenges in the dimensions of your health and work together towards wellness - where you can take pride and control of your decisions and circumstances. I lean towards a Solution-Focused approach as I found it becomes a common go-to in getting ahead or a hold of life's challenges. Solution focused looks toward improving your current situation by acknowledging what has worked so far and what hasn't! After all, YOU are the expert in your life, it just may not feel like that right now. My non- judgmental and kind hearted demeanor often sets the tone for a successful therapeutic relationship, even to those who are resistant to therapy or have never tried therapy before. Let's get started to a path of healthy thinking and functioning!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
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Susan is amazing! I’ve been working with her for a year on a variety of issues and she has set a new standard in my mind for what counseling can do. I owe her a great deal and I couldn’t be more grateful for her help this past year. Thanks, Susan!
Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 1 month
Susan is amazing. She listens, and then gives in-depth responses that make sense and really help. She responds quickly and thoroughly, addresses all of my questions, concerns, and thoughts. I enjoy writing to her and hearing back from her, because it's a safe space in which I can express any opinions without fear of being judged or taken the wrong way. I'm really grateful to Susan for helping me through a rough period in my life.
Written on Aug 27, 2017 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem
Susan has been a very thoughtful and supportive counselor. She is very nonjudgmental and has suggested excellent strategies for me.
Written on May 25, 2017 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and intimacy-related
Susan is wonderful and her caring, calm advice has been amazing during what has probably been the most difficult time in my life.
Written on May 23, 2017 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship, grief, and self esteem
Susan has been a wonderful help in my life. It continues to be a great experience to work with her. I would recommend her.
Written on May 23, 2017 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship