Hi, I'm Susan!
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER, PSYCHOTHERAPIST
I am a therapist who has worked hard to embrace the wonder in my life. And I feel that it is my privilege to help others do the same.
I help successful professionals find calm within themselves so they can better find joy in their lives.
I focus on client-centered therapy and interpersonal therapy to guide individuals along their journey of personal growth and healing. I believe your body and mind have an inner wisdom and an extraordinary capacity to heal and adapt to challenges, trauma, and setbacks. Using the latest neuroscience research, I will serve as your guide to delve into the subconscious parts of your brain where the roots of your problems lie and real change occurs.
My number one focus, above all else, is tuning in to you. No matter the modality, research has consistently shown that the most effective aspect of therapy is the therapist-client relationship.
TYPES OF THERAPIES I UTILIZE
I have 32 years of training and work experience and have found certain strategies are more effective than others based on the results I have observed in my clients.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Trauma Release Exercises (TRE)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I help my clients identify and transform their past so that it no longer unconsciously impacts their day-to-day life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice.
I have specialized training for clients who are facing issues related to adoption, depression, OCD, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and spirituality
I am a member of The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and The South Eastern Brainspotting Institute (SEBI).
ONLINE THERAPY: ACCESSIBLE, CONVENIENT, EFFECTIVE
I provide psychotherapy exclusively online, which allows me to serve people who live anywhere in the states of Florida, Vermont, Utah, South Carolina, and New Jersey.
It doesn’t matter if you…
... Have a busy schedule
… Live far away
… Prefer the comfort of your own home or office
Online therapy is convenient, flexible, and allows clients more control over their sessions. You can participate in your sessions from anywhere with no travel time. For some, the degree of separation the computer provides also makes it easier to share more deeply.
"Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance." ~ Verna Myers
I follow the ethical and best practice standards of my profession.
I am LGBTQ+ affirming and support the different ways people become families.
I welcome diversity including all body sizes, abilities, races, sexualities, genders, religions, and political values.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I have a life outside of work and interests and hobbies. I have three adult children and three grandchildren. I enjoy hiking and spending time outdoors. I believe in the abundance of the Universe, love, and kindness, and try, sometimes more successfully than others, to provide empathy, love and compassion to those I meet.
I believe that...
"Ultimately we as clinicians are companions along the road of life with our patients. Trust emerges when we realize that the false separation created by the cloak of professional identity is just an illusion. Each of us, therapist and client alike, is doing the best we can. Naturally we bring our ethical and therapeutic role to the relationship: We honor boundaries and confidentiality and keep the clinical goal of the patient's healing front and center in all encounters. But even with these caveats, we still are fellow travelers along the path of discovery. Our most powerful therapeutic tool is trust--and this can only happen with authentic presence as we move forward, together, with kindness and compassion to face whatever arises in the journey to heal."
- Daniel Siegel, The Mindful Therapist, p. 87