My name is Suzanne and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in the helping profession all of my adult life. Interestingly, I have taken a rather non-traditional career path over years of working first as a Neuropsychometrist, then as a Small Business Owner and finally returning to school for completing a Master's Degree in Counseling. I am grateful for the variety of life-experiences in both the public and private sectors which have equipped me with a unique set of skills, wealth of knowledge and a clinical expertise to assist others in developing life changes toward a future of health and well-being.
While I am a seasoned professional, I try to combine both empathy and authentic humanness in my approach to therapy and the working relationship. I am a firm believer in that the first step toward change begins with a conscious decision to do so. The next step is in establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. The results can be rewarding and self-fulfilling.
My counseling style combines strength-based, solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral approaches as well as being able to tailor treatment needs in order for each individual to accomplish their chosen therapy goal. My practice includes working with adults (ages 21 - 90) who are living with grief and loss, symptoms of depression, anxiety, life transition uncertainty, career/work concerns, relational issues and so forth. My specialty areas have broadened to working with individuals living with mild-traumatic brain injury (m-TBI), mood disorders (BiPolar disorder), eating disorders (preparing for bariatric surgery), and the family members or friends of individuals who carry an addiction disorder.
Because change can be unsettling and uncomfortable at first, it requires both assurance and encouragement when taking those initial apprehensive steps. I consider my role to be the one who can respectfully and gently guide, support and reinforce those steps toward healthy and heartfelt change.
I welcome the opportunity to meet and work with you.
With Kind Regard,
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Phobias , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #4005-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
She is firm and compassionate. She has no problem moving at the pace you NEED!
Suzanne really hears me and is able to get to the heart of the matter. She has a wide variety of tools at her disposal with her background and vast experience to address the issues that are important to me.
Suzanne has helped me find more stability in myself and my life.
Suzanne is a calm nice person who has eased me through Trauma and Anxiety. I couldn’t recommend her enough.
Suzanne is an inviting and thoughtful counselor. She brings valuable experience and knowledge to her role.
Suzanne has been great. She is thoughtful and listens to what I’m saying. She’s given me great resources too
I was a bit nervous for my first session, but Suzanne was there to listen and created a safe environment for me to tell my story. After the session she followed up with helpful resources for me to explore, which I found very helpful. Having the ability to have therapy while at home is the best move I’ve made.