I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 11 years, with experience conducting individual and group therapy. I work with clients who are dealing with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, relationship issues, adjustment issues, grief and loss, and compassion fatigue .
I use a person centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with clients. This means I make a consistent effort to meet each client "where they are" as they progress through the process of self exploration. I use evidence based modalities that include Cognitive Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy as well as Psychoeducation.
I approach my sessions as a team, addressing challenges together, as the client is the expert of his/her story. I create a space where we can work on resolving issues and where we can collaborate on treatment plans that are tailored to each client's personal needs and experiences.
When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful and safe. Through a humanistic approach I assist clients in creating and meeting their goals, to address difficult life issues and challenges, and to regain a new perspective on life.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LMFT 4101006411
TX LMFT 203684
Susan is great.very helpful.
Written on Feb 26, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Ok I will say Susan is wonderful. Really listens and cares just love her. Thank u for hooking me up with someone wonderful who understands me . ☺️
Written on Feb 16, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem
Susan is terrific she has helped me so much in the 16 months I've been meeting with her
Highly highly recommend her and better help.
Written on Jan 18, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ms. Susan is my first ever therapist and I am very glad to have her. She is gentle with her approach but she doesn’t condone with any behaviours or thoughts that might be harmful to my mental and physical health. It’s a good sign of a good therapist: gentle yet firm. She is one of the people that inspires me to start and keep going with my career path as a therapist. It was very difficult to start therapy, even as a psychology/counseling student because I don’t like to admit that there is something I need to work on about myself. Therefore, it’s extremely important to have a therapist that can walk me through all the problems and give me the tools to deal with them, without needing help 24/7 from others. Susan helps me see many perspectives of life, which is such an eye-opening moment to know that there is no one answer-fit-all. Instead of changing who I am, therapy with Susan helps me improve the good side and improve the not-so-good side of me. She didn’t question me why I didn’t seek help earlier. Instead, she told me that it was the right time for me to seek therapy because I was ready. I love that she helped me see how beautiful it is to love and to be loved, and every relationship has a value to my life, even the one that failed. As someone in their early 20s, I really need to have a guidance from people who are caring, knowledgeable, and experienced. I am lucky to have Susan to be one of those people.
Written on Jan 16, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Susan is very good at what she does. I was apprehensive about returning to therapy sessions but she was very disarming and non judgmental. She took the time to listen to what I was feeling and offered multiple tools and resources to help me along my journey. I highly recommend her.
Written on Jan 08, 2024 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Susan and I immediately had a rapport that I did not have with another therapist. She is quick to react, empathetic and sympathetic but also offers real resources. Her help has been appreciated very much, along with her humor and wise words. Thoroughly recommend her.
Written on Dec 21, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management