Susan Schuerenberg

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

As a licensed mental health counselor, my approach is pleasant yet direct. I am adept at building rapport and fostering a comfortable counseling environment. With eight years of post-graduate clinical experience in Indiana and Tennessee, I am equipped to address a wide range of mental health issues, including depression and anxiety disorders. Also, I have been the Clinical Director of a residential drug and alcohol program for women with children.

I am well-trained in treating survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and have been active in prevention efforts through my previous work at the Women's Bureau in Ft. Wayne, Indiana as well as involvement in the human trafficking cause.

As a result of my passion about the connection between nutrition/wellness and mental health, I obtained a certification as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant to better assist clients struggling with weight loss and to help promote a mind, body, and soul approach to health. I volunteer for Girls on The Run, which combines training for a 5K with a self-esteem curriculum for young girls.

I view the therapist as a tool to facilitate change a person is seeking. I primarily use a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy, but I also practice acceptance commitment therapy depending on the needs and preferences of the client. I help clients create a safe space for difficult emotions and experience them mindfully without being controlled by them. Because much of E-counseling is in writing, I pull from a variety of resources that challenge clients and promote healing and success in similar ways as talk therapy. If you're ready to do the work to achieve your goals, I welcome and appreciate the opportunity to help. To get a better sense of me and my practice, please review my website at https://susan-schuerenberg.com. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Career
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship, Family, Grief, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 9

Licensing

LMHC #39002498A (Expires: 2018-04-30)


Reviews

Written by L.A on Jan 26, 2017 after counseling with Susan for 1 month relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Very attentive, personable, and results driven.

Written by T.I on Dec 07, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 6 months

Susan is wonderful! She is thoughtful, caring and helpful, providing a lot of different individual resources. She is such a dedicated counselor - I feel extremely lucky to have met her, and hope to work with her again in the future.

Written by C.A on Sep 12, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 2 months depression, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Tangible, smart, strategic, and prompt! Susan has been a wonderful guide in helping me toward my emotional goals. She has treated our transaction with mutual respect and competence that has allowed me to grow at a pace that helps me move forward from the past. Her help has been a significant factor in where I am now.

Written by B.P on Sep 10, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 1 week stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

Susan has been a great help, and a great listener. You can message her whenever and know that you will get a reply. And I always enjoy reading the replies as it helps bring things into perspective. She is really lovely and non-judgemental and really empathetic. Thanks Susan!

Written by K.E on Jun 20, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Susan is very patient, knowledgeable, and provides a lot of personal insights. I love being able to speak with someone who is transparent and is willing to challenge me.

Written by K.R on Jun 08, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Susan has been really helpful to me. It's been a really long time since I've had this kind of help and it's making me feel a lot better.

Written by K.R on Jun 02, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 2 days trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Susan has been very supportive. I really like her.

Written by C.I on May 23, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, career, bipolar, and depression

Susan Schuerenberg is a wonderful counselor. She is down to Earth, spiritual, and helpful in every way she can be. She's easy to talk to and she doesn't judge! She checks on me to make sure I'm still doing ok if we haven't talked in a while. She's an A++ counselor!

Written by K.A on May 19, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and depression

Susan is intelligent, caring, and very helpful. She is helping me through a very difficult time. She gives amazing insight and seems like she genuinely cares.

Written by S.O on Apr 25, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 5 months stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, and depression

Susan has been a great help to me. She has a very good ability to sort through all my complicated issues and help me figure things out. She is supportive and kind.

Written by I.V on Apr 22, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 1 month addictions, relationship, family, sleeping, parenting, anger, and career

I've been speaking with Susan for several weeks now, and all I can say is that this is the best investment I've made for myself. There is nothing better than having a fresh, unbiased perspective and receiving well-rounded guidance. I am very grateful.

Written by E.L on Apr 18, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, and depression

Susan is helping me on my transition after graduating college, adjusting to working full time during busy season, and a stressful break-up. So far, so far. I have gained great perspective.

Written by M.A on Apr 13, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 2 months relationship, and career

Susan is prompt with replies and straight forward with advice. Clearly she is in the right field as she is wise and gives great advice.

Written by A.N on Mar 29, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks relationship, self esteem, and career

Very attentive, patient, and kind. And very honest as well; she identifies and discusses the issues even if they might be difficult to stomach. For someone who appreciates honest discourse, this is an invaluable quality for an advisor. First rate!

Written by A.M on Mar 24, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Susan is great. I would recommend her to anyone having a tough time or just struggling with their identity and this crazy little thing called life. She has been so helpful and I haven't seen this much progress in myself ever. I can tell her anything and everything and she is completely unbiased and never judges. She has given me many tools and exercises to help with my journey and my recovery. Hands down best sessions and I am always looking forward to hear from her.

Written by M.A on Mar 08, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 5 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and depression

Susan has been so sweet while listening to me go on and on. She has helped me solve problems and has been so caring towards what is going on in my life. She's very honest and tries to take a professional and Christian approach to things. I definitely recommend her.

Written by C.E on Feb 27, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 1 month addictions, relationship, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Susan is kind patient and a tremendous support. Her guidance allows you to explore solutions in your own capacity.
She has been wonderful so far and I truly hope to continue with her as I feel she will greatly impact my life

Written by J.E on Feb 03, 2016 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, and depression

Susan has helped me so much. She is the perfect balance of compassionate and productive. She knows when to push me and when to listen to me. It's been so great working with her, and I love that I can message her whenever I'm having a bad day or I'm just feeling like I need someone to talk to!

Written by L.O on Dec 23, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 5 months

Very helpful and knowledgeable. She is a very good listener and has a none judgmental view.

Written by K.A on Dec 18, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 6 months stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

I have been working with Susan Schuerenberg for a few months now. She has helped me through the devastating loss of my mother, an auto accident the day before the funeral, and an injury from the accident that could be permanent.

Her compassion, combined with her skill as a great counselor, is what is keeping me treading water during the storms of this life. She has a strong faith and when needed, reminds me that God has not forgotten me.
I would recommend Susan to anyone who needs compassionate care. She is so gifted in her field and I am so happy I have her to lean on when things are not going well.

Written by J.I on Dec 10, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Susan is very attentive and easy to talk to. She creates a very nonthreatening environment in which you can express your feelings.

Written by N.I on Dec 09, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 6 months stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and depression

Susan has been great. I feel like she is always quick to respond and gives heartfelt responses. She is direct and easy to understand. She doesn't babble psychology talk at you, which is nice :). I highly recommend her.

Written by R.I on Dec 06, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month relationship

At first I wasn't sure what to expect. As we progressed with messaging back and forth, and she learned more about my situation, I've found Susan to be great! She gave me a lot to think about regarding how to get past my recent break up. It hasn't been easy, but Susan has been patient even when I'm rambling on and on. She gave me exercises to work on as well and a lot of encouragement and her unique perspective.

Written by D.A on Nov 09, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month addictions, and career

Susan has been a great help for me in finding balance. She is prompt with her replies and provides relevant resources for me to better understand what I am experiencing. She has never made me feel judged or put on the spot. She is always willing to listen and answer any questions.

Written by L.A on Oct 27, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 6 months relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is a fine, challenging, good therapist. Susan knows her stuff, balances compassion with rigor and is well versed in relationships and spiritual work. I would recommend her at BetterHelp.

Written by M.A on Oct 21, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 3 months

Talking with Susan has helped me organize some inner thoughts I had been battling with. It is a pleasure talking out any issue, big or small, without feeling judged. My confidence in myself has grown and I am finding myself communicating better with others. Thanks to Susan! :)

Written by Y.V on Oct 07, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks addictions, relationship, parenting, and self esteem

I am so grateful for Susan. I love being able to express myself honestly and without fear of judgement. I am from a small town and everybody seems to know everybody. I feel safe and comfortable writing when I have time and not having to worry about running into people I know if I had to go to an appointment. I also appreciate the quick response time from Susan and the suggestions from her. She has been very helpful with me. I would highly recommend her and plan on using her continued services for other goals.

Written by D.E on Oct 06, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

Susan is very helpful and informative. She provides articles to help me realize examples. She is also very genuine with her words. I always anticipate her feedback.

Written by T.R on Oct 03, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month

Susan is the most attentive therapist I've ever had...which is great considering we've never even met in person! I feel that we may as well have, and she is a true confidant. She definitely makes me reexamine my feelings and gives me all the tools I need to handle them. She has a lovely sense of humor to top it off - I'm so happy I was paired with her in my darkest time.

Written by E.L on Sep 28, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month anger, and career

Despite our remote working relationship, Susan has figured out some persistent behaviors of mine and is helping me to work on them. She always gets back to me quickly and is friendly and patient. I don't know if I'd still have my current job if Susan hadn't helped me to deal with certain situations.

Written by V.A on Sep 26, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 10 months

Susan is very helpful. She's a great listener and she gives great advice on how to identify your problems and work toward a solution one step at a time.

Written by L.A on Sep 25, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 3 months

Susan is absolutely amazing and truly heaven sent. I cannot explain how far she has brought me through speaking with her and how the things she says don't make you feel badly but make you feel empowered and intelligent. She is amazing.

Written by C.R on Sep 05, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

Susan was really great at listening to the KIND of help I wanted before she started counseling me. She provides me with all kinds of tools and articles to direct my search for self-help, as well as helping me herself.

Written by B.R on Aug 27, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and depression

I have been speaking with Susan for about a month now. She doesn't judge and really makes you think. She is fantastic! I'm so thankful I found this site.

Written by C.I on Aug 05, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

Awesome e-counselor! She makes me feel I can talk to her about anything anytime! Very supportive and understanding! Gives great advice and compliments! :)
PAF, Dallas TX

Written by S.T on Jul 20, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month

Susan is very patient and caring when it comes to what I say. She's informative and positive, yet she doesn't let me trail off and lose focus of the issue at hand. I'd recommend her to anyone who needs someone to speak to and help with their complications.

Written by A.L on Jun 21, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 3 weeks

Susan has helped me out a lot, we are always working on things to better myself. Even if some thing I need to just talk about, she always helps. My life has taken steps in better directions and she helped me make that happen.

Written by D.A on Jun 15, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Susan has been a great listener. She is gentle, thoughtful, and insightful and knows when to give space and when to give advice, which is a precious character trait. She is very fast to respond and is very considerate about letting me know her schedule if she is unable to respond immediately. I felt that our discussions were custom tailored to meet my personal needs, and not generic or cookie cutter responses. She takes the time to listen, to understand, and to comfort. I feel very blessed that I got matched with her after opting out of my first match-up. Thanks Susan!

Written by A.L on Jun 10, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 4 weeks relationship, and family

Susan has been great, she has great communication and responds quickly. She has really helped me to think through things going on in my life and gives me the tools to do so.

Written by B.E on Jun 05, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

She is very prompt with her responses - usually within a few hours, or if I send a message later in the evening I'll get a response early the next morning. She suggests a lot of great resources, and encourages adapting them to my needs/situation. She checks in if things have been going well enough that I don't message her in a week.

Written by J.E on May 26, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 2 weeks

My counselor has been great! She is very good with checking in when I haven't been on in a while. She also messages me back in a timely manner. With my crazy schedule I love being able to come on when I can to get help. I can see a difference!

Written by L.I on May 21, 2015 after counseling with Susan for 1 month relationship, parenting, and self esteem

In the short time I have used this service, Susan has been a great source of advisement,. I really needed an unbiased ear, and she provided that..