Sometimes we find ourselves at a crossroads, stuck, not sure of which way to turn or even how we got there. Exploring those stuck points with someone who creates a safe environment for you to get to know yourself better, and grow towards emotional intelligence, happiness, and peace of mind can be the life transformation you are seeking.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 25 years. My work has been with those struggling from a vast array of stress related mental health issues to include anxiety, panic attacks, depression and bipolar disorder. I have specialized in addictions and the impact on families., to include gambling I have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds in private practice and tele mental health. In the last 10 years, I have specialized in working with veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder at Active Duty and VA hospitals, including Emergency Rooms. Other specialties include working with those currently or have suffered through an emotional abusive relationship. The emotional effects of partner violence can be devastating, and the scars of mental cruelty long-lasting. One can be in an abusive relationship without it ever becoming physical; It can even feel like you're living in an episode of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. On one hand your partner can be kind, warm and otherwise normal. Then suddenly you are now the cause of their every problem, being controlled by shame and guilt. Escalating put-downs, increasing anger at your every move, with your requests being turned against you.. are NOT signs “you are the crazy one”. I can help you to find the skills needed to navigate your way back to a life of sanity and find your strength to decide what is best for you.
I utilize a holistic therapeutic approach, with many clients finding the most success with weekly 45 minute psychotherapy sessions, providing relevant skill sets to practice throughout the week, options of weekly podcasts or specialized readings, and having access to obtain daily feedback if needed. These are all offered with my service through Betterhelp. I have a strong background with CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. Providing you with an understanding of how the brain processes information and how the body stores stress is important to your healing. I also have experience using Dialectic Behavior Therapy, (DBT), Prolonged Exposure and other Solution Focused Therapies. I am certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy utilizing energy work combined with horse body language for inperson learning.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Suze has been extremely helpful in my journey in learning about myself. She is very understanding of my situation and always provides positive feedback and useful strategies and tools for my symptoms. I’m so grateful for her expertise and her help.
Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Suze for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
She’s an excellent therapist!
Written on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Suze for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Suze is consistent, thoughtful, skilled, empathetic and so much more- I feel grateful to work with her!!
Written on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Suze for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Size is awesome
Written on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Suze for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management
Suze is great so far, very insightful to my needs and understanding for the short time I’ve had with her
Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Suze for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Suze helped me immensely. She is so compassionate and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone who wants real results.
Written on Oct 23, 2021 after therapy with Suze for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes