Suzanne Matson

(MA-LPC, MS-PHR)

About Me

ABOUT ME. As a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado with 17+ years of experience, I bring a diverse background of experience to my work. I began my career as a Securities Broker and Financial Planner at The Charles Schwab Corporation. While there, I became interested in Human Resources and Counseling Psychology. I earned a master’s degree with honors in Human Resources Development from Villanova University and a master’s degree with honors in Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Care from Denver Seminary (2003). A life-long learner, my belief is that our ultimate purpose is to grow in our knowledge of self and others and the world around us. When this happens our life and relationships reflect that growth in the form of resilience, strength, empowerment, and positive connections inside and out.

COUNSELING METHODS AND ORIENTATION. I am dedicated to the use of client-centered, evidence-based models of counseling. My goal is to create a trusting and non-judgmental relationship through empathy, insight, curiosity, and creativity! We will identify – together - the areas of growth and understanding that will allow you to accomplish your goals and bring about desired change.

Growth and change are challenging –at times painful – and exciting. I believe growth occurs in the collaborative processes of relationships. Relationships are a balance of both art and science and the active expression of our “knowing, being and doing” in the world. If one of these areas is out of balance, we are out of balance resulting in stress, anxiety, depression, and other personal or relational difficulties.

Most often, I use Psychoeducational Therapy and Counseling Assessments combined with personalized assignments. I employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Developmental and Attachment Theory, Family Systems, Emotion-Focused Theories, and Personality Theory in relation to each client’s needs and goals.

EXPERIENCE. I bring a broad experience counseling with adolescents, adults, and couples in areas of personal, relationship and child development, work, career, finances, chronic illness and sleep issues, mood disorders, educational advocacy for children with disabilities, self-esteem, and all issues related to a person’s identity. I specialize in adoption and adoptive family concerns and reunions with birth families.

My calling and deepest passion are working with clients to develop personal strategies during life’s transitions, challenges, and changes providing clients a sense of belonging, understanding, and feeling known and genuinely accepted. I provide Faith-based services, upon request of any client. My professional ethics are mindful and respectful of the client’s faith traditions and background, first and foremost, with the understanding that a faith-based counselor remains non-judgmental while engaging meaningful conversations when scripture, faith, beliefs, and our imperfect nature result in conflict.

Thank you for trusting me to share this process with you, I look forward to working with you and sharing in your present journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #0004974 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

She has nothing but supportive and responsive, caring, and truly devoted to helping people