Susan Van Wazer

(LPC)
Therapist Susan Van Wazer Photo

About Me

Hello and Welcome! I am really looking forward to getting started with you. It can take a big step to make that initial contact for some guidance and help.
My name is Susan Van Wazer, and I go by "Sue." I've been a therapist for over 30 years and use a family systems theoretical approach when helping others through the issues and how those issues developed. I also use Cognitive behavioral therapy to guide people on making the changes that they want to see in their lives. Often it's the patterns that we aren't aware of that have an underlying pull to keep us where we are or keep us from making changes. I also help people who have survived traumatic childhood experiences that still haunt or effect one's life that can feel debilitating.

Throughout my tenure as a therapist I have worked in many capacities, including developing programs, supervising therapists, running the administrative aspects of programs, such as grants, events, etc. I have lived in several places within this country from large metropolis to small town communities. I work with LGBQ, youth and young people, families, couples, career issues, persons seeking major change, persons seeing recovery from psychological trauma, depression, anxiety, and more.

I'm looking forward to working with you! Talk to you soon!

Sue


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Midlife Crisis , Posttraumatic Stress , Women's Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #001866 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by F.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Susan has provided amazing help and support during a challenging time of my life.

Written by A.M. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sue has been an immense help these past few weeks. I am gaining deeper insights into myself and finding ways to work through them. The questions she poses and the worksheets she has had me work on have helped me focus on what I really want to accomplish and what might be holding me back. It can be hard facing down a hard truth or an uncomfortable question - but she is also quick to help me recognize when I need to center myself again and offer me the space and tools to do that. I highly recommend her!

Written by M.A. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Sue is very insightful and knowledgeable. She has various tools to help sort through challenges and listens intently. She shows she cares in various ways and is supportive.

Written by D.A. on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Susan is an experienced therapist. I value her views and exercises. If it were not for her, I may not be using BetterHelp.

Written by J.A. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Been great so far

Written by B.A. on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Susan is a great. I feel extremely comfortable talking with her about anything and everything. She is fantastic.