Suzanne Johnson-Grace

(MSW)
Therapist Suzanne Johnson-Grace Photo

About Me

I am a family and counselor licensed in Michigan with over 30 years of experience working as a counselor and therapist. I have helped clients work through a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and challenges relating to aging, caring for aging family members, and managing end-of-life issues. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and substance abuse challenges. In addition, I have developed and implemented a program to help people working through eating disorders.

My counseling style is warm , interactive, and very flexible. I believe that everyone is unique and I embrace the diversity of people that I meet and work with. My philosophy is that everyone is entitled to be treated with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic counseling. I firmly believe that your needs drive our dialog and treatment. My role is to help steer and navigate based on what we discover together.

Change is difficult and it can be overwhelming. It takes courage to take the steps and make changes to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to embrace the change and take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801066746 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have tried counseling at many points in my life without feeling that it has ever been a helpful fit for me, and it never lasted for more than a handful of sessions. For a number of months now my sessions with Suzanne have been insightful and very useful in working towards winning at the game of life... or at least working through some stuff.
I am very happy with my 'Counselor' and with the Betterhelp platform.

Written by R.O. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Suzanne is an excellent “in the moment” thought partner and guide; she asks gentle but purposeful questions that help me think for myself and discover answers that are in front of me. I find her positive and consistent support to be authentic and refreshing - thank you

Written by A.S. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and adhd

Suzanne has been so helpful! I'm learning some new techniques and to be honest it's just nice to have someone who will listen.

Written by D.E. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I sometimes wish everyone could have Suzanne as a therapist. She is kind, patient, understanding, and provides crucial perspective even when I’m unable to see the forest through the trees

Written by R.E. on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Suzzane is very intentional with her work. She is definitely someone who everyone can lean on. A few reasons are how she is like your friend that listens intently and tries to understand you without interrupting, she completely understands you and makes you a priority she will adjust your own pace and when you need help she will start open-ended questions that will make you reflect and truly understand your own personal problem. She has this magic of letting you know yourself which is definitely a rare gift, instead of her giving you advice that you can follow she helps you be that person. She will make you your own therapist and that is very great because no one knows yourself more than yourself and once you reach that level you start believing on your own and you can make decisions very wisely. I want to thank Suzzane for being my therapist. Getting help is hard but for those who did you're amazing and very brave!

Written by A.Z. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Suzanne is an amazingly empathetic listener. I find it difficult to open up to people but she made it so easy.

I have found myself increasingly out of touch with my feelings and desires. She really helped me to get back in touch with my feelings and realise the importance of my relationship with myself. It has been an epic journey for me and I am so thankful to have had Suzanne help me through it.

Written by G.A. on Mar 28, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 10 months on issues concerning eating disorders

Suzanne has been so helpful during this time in changing the way I feel about myself and dealing with past traumas. I’m grateful for the help I’ve received and I look forward to keep working together.

Written by M.E. on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

She’s very gentle and kind

Written by A.L. on Jan 31, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 5 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Suzzane is amazing and you feel comfortable speaking with her. She has helped tremendously.

Written by A.N. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Suzzane is great, asks really good insightful questions to help me understand myself and my situations better.

Written by K.A. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Suzanne has been very supportive and the most wonderful listening ear. I feel confident in my ability to heal with her by my side!

Written by K.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

When I first started therapy with Suzanne, I was dealing with intense anxiety that dominated all my waking hours, as well as insomnia that kept me up to avg ~3am most nights for over half a year. I was honestly skeptical of therapy since I have worked with 6 different therapists in the past (not through Betterhelp), and didn't feel it really worked for me. But Suzanne really changed my idea of therapy for the better. Since working with her, my mental health has improved immensely and I've experienced a ton healing in our time together. Her empathic and compassionate listening, relevant advice and knowledge, and warm presence really put me at ease and helped me move through probably the biggest transition of my life, as well as a lot of past trauma. I feel eons lighter and much more at peace with myself, my life, and my relationships, and I can attribute a lot of that to working with Suzanne - the level of insight and practical homework that came out of every session really helped me feel like I was making progress in my healing. Suzanne, thank you so much for all the hard work that you do. It is an amazing skill to care and counsel. Thank you for changing my life! :)

Written by L.A. on Dec 15, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and grief

Suzanne is thoughtful and professional. She asks good, thought-provoking questions that help me see things in a different light. I feel at ease talking to her, and she has helped me make progress with my mental health.

Written by M.O. on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Suzanne has been my rock during one of the hardest times in my life. She has really helped me figure out why I do the things that I do. I can’t thank her enough. I went from dreading our conversations because they were hard to get through to really looking forward to them because they are such a relief.

Written by M.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Suzanne has helped me immensely !! I absolutely love her

Written by L.I. on Sep 14, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I have every bit of confidence that she is going to change my life and I can’t wait

Written by L.E. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Suzanne has been such a help for me over the past few months. She makes me feel heard, understood, and offers me so much compassion. I can feel myself growing. I would recommend Suzanne to everyone.

Written by J.O. on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I feel so supported by Suzanne and she has such a lovely enthusiasm when I hit on something important that can help me. I feel so much better knowing she is just a message away and really feel like I have made progress and started working through some very difficult feelings. Thank you.

Written by A.D. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Suzan has been a good support during the past few weeks. Knowing that I have some one to fully talk to helps in being less pressured on events.

Written by B.R. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very kind and helpful

Written by E.L. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really enjoy my sessions with Suzanne. She is gentle, listens well, and really makes me feel understood.

Written by W.I. on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

You've been a great help for me to understand my issues.

Written by S.T. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Suzanne is a great counselor who is very patient and understanding. She has helped me through my stress and depression, not only in understanding the cause but in moving on and looking forward to the future. I would definitely recommend her counseling.

Written by M.A. on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I'm in the early stages with her but so far she's done a great job. Really looking forward to us getting to know each other better. I'm confident she can help me resolve some violent brain rot.

Written by D.A. on May 06, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

She's awesome. Helped me out a lot and very understanding.

Written by J.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I have only had 2 sessions with Suzanne but so far she is wonderful and really helps articulate what I am feeling and how to manage it.

Written by M.E. on Apr 20, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have found Suzanne incredibly supportive and helpful in enabling me to think more clearly and formulate plans of action to help me to overcome my anxiety, which was particularly bad at the time I started counselling. I found Suzanne to be non- judgemental and easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend her input.

Written by N.. on Apr 13, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Suzane’s best skill is being an empathic listener. I could easily talk to her

Written by S.H. on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I like Suzanne’s approach. She’s authentically empathetic, gentle, and direct. A great listener, she quickly grasps the main issues. She’s very respectful. I like her a lot.

Written by X.O. on Feb 12, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

An absolute joy to obtain help from. She is extremely nice, caring, warm and really encourages an environment of trust. She is quite skilled in knowing what questions to ask so as to help me better understand myself, in so doing helping me recover from trauma in an appropriate fashion. My mental state has absolutely leapt since I began counseling with Suzanne and she has helped me nuke my childhood trauma and identity issues. An amazing counselor for me, and I would totally recommend her to anyone facing similar types of issues.

Written by R.I. on Feb 07, 2020 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Very responsive and is able to communicate with me almost every day. She listens to what I have to say and always has an insight or point of view that I missed.