Susan Samek

(LPC, ATR-BC, LCAT)

About Me

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist for over thirty years, I offer two different approaches for those seeking help to make sense of life’s challenges, identifying needs and setting achievable and meaningful goals for growth. With my calm, gentle demeanor, I offer my clients a safe and comfortable place in which to delve into self discovery. My thoughtful engagement style, with unconditional positive regard and empathy, set the stage for real understanding, and when necessary, change. It is my sincere hope that I make my clients feel like they have been heard and validated.

For as long as I can remember, I had a passion for understanding why our experiences and environment make us who we are, and how they affect the way we relate to the world and each other. Art was my safe space for self reflection and expression, and an integral tool for processing complex life events. After a long and committed engagement with my own therapeutic journey, it became my life’s calling to make the tools of art and talk therapy accessible to others for their own healing journey.

I have a firm belief that we begin to heal when we truly understand the roots of our habits, patterns, and trauma. We can’t control our past or things that have happened to us, but we can begin to cultivate an awareness around those things and use that awareness as a tool to create the futures we want. With acceptance and forgiveness we can experience an inner growth and a resilience that will prepare us for all the ups and downs of life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC012870 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by G.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Susan is very active in my therapy journey. Be it during sessions or the days in between, she is always there to listen and respond when I need it most. She is the perfect combination of comfort and gentle push. After several years of on and off counseling, Susan has been my longest-running therapist. I feel I have finally found a match.

Written by L.A. on Jul 19, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I enjoy my talks with Susan and I always feel better after our sessions.

Written by L.A. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Susan is amazing. Within the first two sessions, I was able to see a huge shift in mood. She was validating and challenged me when I needed it and she picked up on my creativity and incorporated it with therapy.

Written by L.O. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Susan has been a godsend in my life. She is patient, kind, non-judgemental and fair. She has helped me to develop my communication skills, social skills and coping mechanisms. She responds to me in a timely and appropriate manner and has always gone above and beyond to ensure my welfare and best interests are at the heart of the therapy she provides. My own personal situation has improved immensely in our time together. I cannot recommend her highly enough and I look forward to the rest of our journey.

Written by A.N. on May 26, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Susan is a great listener who offers wonderful input!

Written by M.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, eating disorders, and adhd

Susan has been exceptional.

Written by S.A. on Mar 09, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Susan is a great listener. She allows me to speak and express how I'm feeling or how I've felt in the past. At the end of my sessions I always feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Susan reminds me that I need to take care of myself before anyone else. She reminds me of how far I've come after everything I've been through.

Thank you Susan for allowing me to open up and helping me in this new healing journey I am entering.

Written by C.H. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

So far Susan has been extremely helpful and detail-oriented when remembering the in and outs of my needs and concerns.

Written by S.T. on Jan 30, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Susan has been a tremendous help in getting my life back on track. She responds quickly and in a candid, yet constructive fashion. I look forward to growing with her.

Written by E.M. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Susan has been extremely helpful and has been so easy to get a hold of. She responds in a timely matter and always checks in.

Written by B.R. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Susan has been very responsive and positive! I’ve noticed a lot of changes in even just a short amount of time. She has given me a lot of tools to use to help me worth my day to day anxieties.