About me

I am an accomplished Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience providing direct clinical therapy. I specialize in Crisis Management, substance abuse, behavioral health, co-occuring, serious mental health issues, and various others along the continuum.
I have extensive experience in all aspects of total patient care services including case management, one-on-one therapy, group therapy, medication management, team leadership, long-term recovery, suicide prevention education and intervention, work with change of life, and geriatric solution focused therapy and many others.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns from depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, OCD, ADHD/ADD, and many others. I have also assisted those with serious mental health issues such as schizophrenia, bipolar, dissociative disorder, traumatic brain injuries and those on the spectrum.
My therapy style is typically warm, interactive and believe in meeting the client where they are currently at. I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity, respect, compassion, and understanding. I don't believe in labels but that in understanding a diagnosis that fits the symptoms we may be able to find solutions and peace while moving forward. My approach is eclectic in that not one approach is right for all and therefore my approach is often tailored to the situation and the individual. I often use cognitive behavioral techniques to assist in processing and furthering treatment. Treatment plans will be completed in a collaborative fashion as it takes courage to seek counseling and look inside; therefore what you wish to accomplish or where you wish to go is up to you. I will walk beside you and be your guide. I want to help you achieve the best version of you that you can be! I look forward to meeting you and taking this journey with you.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MO LCSW 2011002751


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Rhoads. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Susan has been helpful in directing my life to a positive place

Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Susan is so great. She is so easy to talk to during our live sessions, and even in between live sessions. She responds to my messages so much quicker than I always anticipate. She is so helpful and I appreciate her so much!

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel very seen and heard by Susan! I also feel that we see things in a similar light. Feeling comfortable is a great thing with a therapist and I love our connection so far!

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Very understanding and caring full of useful wisdom and advice ❤️

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Susan is very genuine and understanding. Conversations flow easily making it effortless to get as deep into the past or present as necessary, shes been great and will really ask you the questions that make you break down the thought on your own. I have no complaints thank you susan.

Written on Oct 02, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Best therapist I’ve ever known

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve been with Susan for about three months now she has always showed compassion and understanding she has let me guide our journey and helped me to become a better man a better husband and a better father she has taught so so much in three months and helped me stay sober she has always been super responsive no matter what time of day or night she has been amazing to work with a true life changer

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She does respond fast I clicked the wrong one

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Always look forward to our sessions!

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Wonderful therapist

Written on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

It has helped me a lot .

Work with me!