Suzanne Stewart

(MS, LPC, CSP)

About Me

Hello.
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,
Suzanne 


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4005-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is firm and compassionate. She has no problem moving at the pace you NEED!

Written by B.R. on May 27, 2021 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by G.R. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Suzanne for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, c

Suzanne has helped me find more stability in myself and my life.

Written by J.A. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Suzanne is a calm nice person who has eased me through Trauma and Anxiety. I couldn’t recommend her enough.

Written by L.A. on Sep 07, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Suzanne is an inviting and thoughtful counselor. She brings valuable experience and knowledge to her role.

Written by A.L. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Suzanne has been great. She is thoughtful and listens to what I’m saying. She’s given me great resources too

Written by S.U. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.