About me

Hello- My name is Susan. I am licensed in Michigan with over 25 years of professional experience. I have worked as a mental health therapist in both clinical and in-home settings, mainly with adults and older adults. I'm also an experienced grief therapist, having worked in hospice.
My specialties include mood disorders (depression, anxiety and worry), grief and loss, coping with major life changes, motivation, goal setting, and overcoming shyness and improving self-esteem.
I'm also experienced in counseling people who are choosing or changing career paths, struggling with relationship issues, and addictions.
My Clinical approach utilizes a variety of techniques including Solution-Focused Therapy (just what it sounds like), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Changing thoughts and beliefs to change behavior), and Family Systems Therapy (families are inter-connected therefore what happens to one affects others). Most importantly, I practice active listening skills. This involves having a genuine interest in You! I'll be listening carefully to what you have to say, reflecting back what I'm hearing from you, asking pertinent questions, and making suggestions based on insight and many years of experience. I value the relationship I have with my clients. I take my time in building trust and mutual respect, and I follow your lead. After all, this is your journey- not mine!

It's never too late to start living your best life! I respect and admire your courage in taking this huge first step of choosing a counselor. If you're ready to begin, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Emptiness , Read more...
Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


MI LMSW 6801072025


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Shouse. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Susan has been great. She listens to everything you say before she provides an answer or advise.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Susan has helped me start to overcome a variety of trauma and abuse I had experienced as a child. It’s starting to change my life for the better and I could not be happier. Susan is a terrific therapist and I would recommend her to anyone seeking therapy.

Work with me!