As a clinical social worker and therapist, I strive to create an environment of emotional safety in which we can identify and explore the internal conflicts and patterns of maladaptive behavior that leave you feeling distressed or dissatisfied. I want to assist you in gaining insight, skills and passion to achieve your most fulfilling life. I pride myself on building a relationship of mutual respect, understanding, compassion and validation while honoring your preferences and strengths as we work to resolve the issues that brought you to therapy.
I provide individual and couple services specializing in adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, anger management, impulse control concerns, depression, anxiety, addictions and trauma.
I also have experience with military life and culture. I have worked with veterans and military families. I believe I have an understanding of the unique experiences military members and their families often face.
My therapeutic approach will cater to your specific needs with an integrative approach pulling from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and mindfulness-based theories. We will work together using these frameworks to develop a plan that is unique to you and focuses on those areas of importance to you. I believe everyone has the ability to change and I want to help you through the process.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy
MI LMSW 6801097640
So far so good.
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Working with Miss Shadley has given me the skills I need to make 2020 feel manageable.
Written on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Susan is amazing! I was doing in-person counseling through a local place my doctor's office suggested. I wasn't gaining any skills or learning about myself and my behaviors. I decided to give online counseling a try and I will never turn back.
Susan has taught me ways to change my thinking and live in the now. She has helped me deal with troubles from my past, anger issues, and relationship challenges. I feel like I have a ton of skills that I can lean on when a stressful situation occurs. I have a unique family dynamic but Susan doesn't judge or make assumptions. I feel like she creates a safe environment where I can vent and learn about myself. I appreciate her time and dedication to helping me become a better person, Mom and wife!
Written on Mar 05, 2019 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression