Hello! I commend you in taking the first step in addressing your concerns by reaching out to a therapist - I know it can be scary, but you are ready if you are reaching out to BetterHelp to find one. My name is Suzanne (Sue) Towne and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in both TN and FL. Finding a therapist who you can build a trusting relationship with is of utmost importance - I hope I can be that person for you. Let me share some information about me and my career background.
I have worked in the mental health field since 1976 both as a psychiatric RN and then a therapist. My experience has been diverse, including inpatient psychiatric settings working with individuals suffering from eating disorders, chemical dependency, diverse childhood & intensive adult psychiatric disorders as well as a community mental health setting assisting individuals, couples, groups and children and foster parents living in the therapeutic foster care system.
I believe each individual has within them the solutions to their problems/concerns, they just require some guidance to find the path to their well-being. I use a variety of techniques depending on what you are comfortable with to assist you in achieving your goals. This is your path, not mine, I am here to help you find the direction you need to go to get to your desired outcome . I work with children, adolescents, adults, families & couples with a variety of issues/concerns.
I look forward to working with you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I find the most effective methods of communication to provide therapy sessions are via live video or phone chat. I do NOT do live chat as a method to do sessions as I do not find this effective as a means to engage and connect in a therapy session.
I know it is difficult to trust a stranger, but hopefully we can build a relationship of trust. I would be honored to work with you to find the solutions to the life changes you desire to achieve.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TN LCSW LSW0000006620
FL LCSW SW13175
I absolutely love working with Suzanne!! She is knowledgeable and listens while offering ways to better myself. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need!
Written on Aug 01, 2023 after therapy with Suzanne for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Suzanne was extremely helpful during a time of crisis in family.
She listens and is very helpful and insightful.
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
she is very nice and gentle when you are feeling vulnerable
Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Suzanne is the most wonderful therapist I have ever had the opportunity to meet with. She’s extremely down to earth and skilled in her practice! I’m forever thankful!
Written on Mar 06, 2023 after therapy with Suzanne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Just getting started, she is responsive and gets back with me if I need her.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Suzanne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues