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Suzanne Baer, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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About me

Hi I'm Suzi a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois with 22 years experience working as a therapist, mentor and life coach. I have background working in a variety of settings including inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, sexual abuse counseling and community mental health.
I have worked with people with wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief and loss, relationship issues, career challenges and life changes. I have also counseled individuals and families with addictions, trauma and abuse.
My counseling style is genuine, compassionate and interactive. I believe in you and I will tailor our dialogue to meet your unique and specific needs.
I use a variety of therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, holistic, client centered, trauma informed care to a diverse population.
It takes courage to take the first step towards change. I'm dedicated to walking with you on your journey and excited to see you progress.
I will help encourage you, motivate you, challenge you and empower you to live a happier life.
I look forward to connecting with you, call me today so we can get started.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCPC 180.007079


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Suzanne Baer. 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.

I really enjoy having Suzanne to speak with. She always brings a positive attitude and her listening skills are on point. Speaking with Suzanne reminds me of speaking with a close friend about life's troubles. I have yet to have a session with Suzanne where I have not left felling better and equipped with skills to help me.

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I was very comfortable talking with Suzanne and felt she understood me and my concerns

Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Suzanne Baer is the most thoughtful, patient, and empathetic therapist - I was blessed to be matched with her as I began my therapy journey. She listened, never judged, and uplifted me every step of the way. I am beyond grateful for all she has done to better my life and give me the confidence I needed to truly love myself and move beyond my past. Thank you Suzanne!

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Amazing therapist who truly knows her stuff!

Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Suzi had been a joy to work with and I look forward to our calls. She has such a kind and confident presence. I really trust her guidance .

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Suzanne for 1 month on issues concerning eating disorders