About Me

Welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Susan Wolanyk and I am an LPCC-S in OH with 8 years experience working with moderate to severe mental illnesses in a community setting amongst a diverse population of Hispanics, East Europeans, Blacks and new immigrants from around the world. So many clients were filled with shame and fear which birthed in me a compassion and patience for our human vulnerability. My masters program also heavily stressed clinical humility in dealing with hurting people. My work focused on grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse with adults and teens. This is a second career for me after working in corporate settings while raising five children. I use an eclectic, person-centered approach which involves working with what motivates you and utilizes your unique, individual strengths. I will come alongside and have hope for you when you can’t believe what you want is possible. My goal, as a therapist, is to find solutions that bring lasting change and set you up to take your unique place in this world; a world that needs you and your gifts. My specialties are transitions, life adjustments, parenting issues, anger management, grief and loss. Working together, we will build a strong therapeutic alliance based on mutual regard and respect. Congratulations on taking action to build your best life!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Divorce and Separation , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Intellectual Disability , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #E.1100465-SUPV (Expires: 2023-10-14)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Wolanyk. 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 by J.E. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Susan is great

Written by C.C. on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and career difficulties

Susan combines educational knowledge along with learned experience to help with exploring options for approaching my concerns. She listens and offer time to repeat back what was discussed in session and reiterate how to use coping skills outside of session. Susan is awesome!

Written by O.L. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

We just began but Susan listens to identify needs and I like that.

Written by K.A. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Susan is very good. I like the fact that the sessions are very relaxed. It’s like speaking to a friend. Also I appreciate the Christian atmosphere

Written by T.O. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, adhd, grief, and compassion fatigue

Susan is knowledgeable and offers sound ideas. She has been very easy to talk to and has the life experiences to understand what I am experiencing.

Written by C.H. on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Susan is a great therapist! I am so glad I found her on this site. She listens and offers insight that allows me to thoroughly think about things that matter to me in my life.

Written by A.B. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

Susan listened very carefully to my needs, and helped me break down my challenges into manageable pieces. I would recommend Susan to anyone seeking therapy.

Written by J.E. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

She’s amazing!

Written by S.A. on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Susan was a great comfort to me during an overwhelming time. She listens well and remembers the things I have said. Her questions make me feel like she’s seeking understanding, not making judgements.

Written by R.A. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Susan is wonderful! She listens and gives you the tools and resources to tackle your needs to become better and to heal. She is very compassionate.

Written by P.A. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and addictions

I didn’t think I would be able to share my concerns with anyone, especially via telehealth.

Susan changed that. She’s not judging, she’s kind, and supportive. She gets we’re all fighting a war, and she wants to help you.

Thanks Susan!

Written by L.I. on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and grief

Susan is caring, kind, and very easy to talk to. I’ve gone through a lot in recent years and she’s helping me to work through the anxiety and stress surrounding it. I appreciate her ability to provide Christian-based therapy as well.

Written by J.U. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s patient and kind and she listens to everything you have to say and helps you to understand ways to improve different aspects of your life also she just makes you feel heard.

Written by M.A. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've only had one session but the one session I had was really good

Written by C.O. on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Amazing person

Written by C.A. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I started therapy at a local office, and got exceptional help there. When my therapist abruptly moved, I knew I still needed some support. I connected instantly with Susan, and she did a wonderful job rounding out the rough edges leftover from my previous therapy. Susan is instinctual, insightful, and seems to be ready to roll with whatever I had to throw at her. She is professional and caring, and I wish we could be friends outside of therpay. Which I think speaks to how comforting she is.

I do want to add in to anyone starting therapy, that I had to choose to open up to Susan to get immediate results. Had I held back, she would have had to work harder to get to where we did, and ultimately it would have cost me more time and money. Doing my part of therapy meant being willing to open up and share, and receive.

Written by I.O. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Susan is very personable and takes the time to understand and listen to all the concerns/issues. She is knowledgeable, experienced and talented. I feel so much better after talking to her. She gives me the confidence, strength and the right tools that I need to overcome my challenges.

Written by L.I. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Susan is a great resource and confidante. Her understanding and non-judgmental style leaves you feeling assured and comforted. Highly recommended

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