Susan Van Arsdel


About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in the State of Missouri, with over 8 years of experience working as a counselor, behavior modification and life coach. I graduated with a Master Arts Counseling from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri in December 2013. I am also a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.

I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, physical trauma and emotional abuse. I have counseled many children, families and individuals in a variety of settings.

I attended trainings to become certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Rapid Reprocessing). Through this modality I am able to help those clients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex PTSD, physical trauma and emotional abuse. This can be very beneficial to these clients because it allows the client to process these very disturbing memories and put them back in a place where they can be kept safe, but no longer be harmful to the client.

My counseling approach is warm, genuine and interactive. I treat everyone with respect and compassion. I treat others as I would want to be treated. I am honored to be chosen to help my clients.

If you are ready to seek a more fulfilling, happier life and take the first step towards doing so, I am here to support and empower you on your road to change and success. I look forward to working with you!

Clinical Approaches:
Client Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Existential Therapy
Mindfulness Therapy
Integrative Therapy
Solution-focused Therapy
Trauma Therapy

Services Offered:

Live Chat


Licensing: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) #: 2014022291 Expires June 30, 2023


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


MO LPC 2014022291


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Van Arsdel. 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 05, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

She made me feel comfortable from the beginning.

Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I really enjoyed my video calls with Susan, I felt very at ease with her and our conversations made me feel more positive. If it were not for financial reasons I would of carried on with my sessions.
Would happily recommend Susan to anyone.

Written on Feb 17, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Susan is a great and empathetic listener. She has helped me talk through my circumstance, feel validated and affirmed during a time of crisis.

Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Susan is a beam of light.

Written on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Mrs. Van Arsdel is extremely kind and supportive and I would without hesitation recommend her to anyone seeking counseling. She is an amazing listener, is supportive and understanding. I look forward to every session as she helps me to put words to my feelings and comforted in knowing I’m not alone.

Work with me!