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.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
PA LPC PC012870
I wanted a therapist that was interactive but had no way of knowing how Susan worked. To my delight Susan has been exactly what I needed! She has been extremely helpful, asking good questions and offering good suggestions. I am grateful.
Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem
Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
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 on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I enjoy my talks with Susan and I always feel better after our sessions.
Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
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 on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
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 on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety