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. As a Professional in Human Resources with a work history in Personal Finance I have specialized knowledge with all issues related to work, career, and finances. I specialize in chronic illness, sleep issues, mood disorders, educational advocacy for children with disabilities, self-esteem, and all issues related to a person’s identity including LGBTQ+. I also 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 T.Y. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Suzanne is amazing and I am so thankful I am able to work with her. She’s helped me tremendously just with a few sessions. I’d recommend her to anybody.

Written by K.A. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Since starting better help I have referred several people to the website I appreciate this being an avenue of getting care when we can’t go anywhere or don’t have time to drive to a therapy appointment. They really matched me well with the best counselor and I have been working on my recovery and mental health every day since I started therapy.

Written by R.Y. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Suzanne has proven to be a great asset in my life. I avoided therapy for quite some time (after having a not-so-stellar previous experience) - but since meeting with her, I can say that I have made strong improvements in my overall self-care. She's always made herself available to me in my times of need and I can honestly say I couldn't have asked for a more caring yet professional individual to help me overcome my issues.

Written by J.E. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Fantastic!

Written by C.L. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Very professional, caring individual that’s great to work with! Thank you!

Written by P.A. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I think Suzanne has been very helpful in helping me sort out the complexities of my life thus far.

Written by B.E. on Sep 06, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Suzanne has been such a great help! She is really collaborative and listens to my concerns with empathy and patience and is quick to help me set goals for myself while providing me tools to be successful!

Written by K.A. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

She's amazing, she makes me feel comfortable and heard. I'm so glad I've had the chance to speak with her.

Written by C.A. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Suzanne is great, she listens and reposes wonderfully and her methods are amazing.

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