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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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
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Susan is an amazing therapist and person she has helped me so much
Written on Sep 24, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year 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
Couldn’t be happier with the service provided
Written on Aug 15, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 11 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I would highly recommend Susan! She is the first therapist that I’ve had that feels like a perfect fit.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Susan is absolutely amazing. She has helped me so much and continues to teach me and help me grow. She is inspiring and uplifting, and has always made me feel seen and heard.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
I love working with Susan she is wonderful an very helpful she gives great advise an let's you work theu it also lots of homework to help you get started on the path your trying to takke
Written on Jun 22, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Susan has truly helped me figure out what my triggers are and how to cope with things in a healthy manner. I am very grateful to have someone to listen to me and actually help me
Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd