I am a clinically licensed therapist in Kansas and Missouri with over 40 years of professional healthcare experience. As a clinician, I bring a rich and diverse background to my practice, having worked across the life span in a range of settings, including home and community based. At the present time, I see primarily adults ages 21 - 65; individuals and couples who are seeking assistance and support with: relationships, family systems dynamics, grief and loss, life transitions, aging and chronic illness, spiritual/personal growth, and career or workplace challenges. I have also completed intensive leadership trainings, with individualized coaching, and spent a decade working in leadership roles with large healthcare organizations, which can be helpful for clients utilizing their EAP benefit.
Better Help provides various tools and resources to support our work together. Throughout your therapy process, we will utilize different tools and techniques to make sure we are addressing your specific needs/goals. I am also able to send worksheets that may assist with session prep and follow up practice outside of session. Many clients find the journal option helpful, as well. I invite you to use this option, and the message section, as much as you like.
I consider sharing in people's stories an honor and a privilege, and strive to create an open and safe environment, without judgment. This is your time! It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling, happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey, and look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2016009696
KS LSCSW LSCSW 1252
My experience with Susan was everything I needed it to be. She was intuitive and gentle in her acknowledging and validating of my situation. She was quick to respond with the most thoughtful messages and provided incredible tools to compliment my agenda. She had an ability to shift and adjust to deliver what I needed in each session. I am so thankful for this healing experience!
Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Practical, straight to the point, focused on results, solid evaluation of issues and potential responses
Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues