I commend you for making the decision to start or continue therapy. I know that at times it can be challenging but the hard work can be worth the effort if you achieve the results you seek.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois with seven years of counseling experience. I have a bachelor's and master's degrees in clinical psychology. I also have a Telehealth Certification.
I am here to support and listen to you. It’s always nice to know that someone cares and understands. Talking can be a great way to explore and process issues and feelings. I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral techniques if my client’s thoughts and belief patterns are causing them a lot of distress. I also focus on the therapeutic relationship to ensure the client feels engaged, comfortable, and validated. I meet the client where they’re at so we can work collaboratively on whatever is most important to them.
I am a big proponent of helping clients create a repertoire of coping skills they can use to manage symptoms at any time. I also like to encourage clients to find time to engage in more self-care activities.
I am compassionate and empathetic by nature. You will also find me to be accepting and nonjudgmental. It would be an honor to work with you and support you through your therapeutic journey.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180.009943
I can tell that she really cares and wants to help. She offers kindness and a great perspective. She makes an effort to remember and bring up themes from previous sessions, and she also checks in on me when I'm not able to schedule a session. I really appreciate knowing her and having her as a therapist.
Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Suzanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
Suzanna is probably one of the best therapists I’ve had. Not only does she listen to me but she is ever so patient. She has a warm voice that’s soothing to me when I’m discussing something that’s traumatic. When I tell her something I don’t understand about my behavior she takes the time to research it. It’s only been about 2 and a half weeks and i feel my spirit is healthier and my depression is being conquered.
Written on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Suzanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem