I am currently working toward receiving my PsyD, Doctor of Psychology at California Southern University. I received My Undergraduate Degree in Human Growth and Development and my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology both from the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas.
I attained certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC). I join more than 40,000 NCCs who are certified through NBCC. This certification is in addition to obtaining licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the state of Missouri.
I have an established practice with an excellent reputation for quality counseling services
and treat a wide range of clients with many different mental health issues and challenges. I recently began advertising my services through media outlets and continue to receive referrals from clients, physicians and psychiatrists as the main source of my growing practice.
My experience and training include:
Counseling services through a local hospice organization
Chief of Mental Health Services treating severely mentally ill within a maximum security facility
Military Family Life Consultant for military personnel and their spouses
Court Monitor for the Jackson County Drug Court providing treatment to individuals with co-occurring disorders
Counseling individuals, families and children who are in crisis or are experiencing adjustment disorders
Couples with relationship issues
Volunteer to Give An Hour
Adjunct Professor teaching Human Sexuality, Adult Aging and Development, Human Growth and Development and Introduction to Psychology
Provide Suicide Prevention and Intervention training to Missouri Department of Corrections staff
Team Member State of Missouri Emergency Response
I continue to pursue my interest in human behavior and develop a better understanding of the individuals I work with through attendance of continuing education classes, workshops and conferences. My personal philosophy of counseling is based on assisting my clients develop insight and an understanding of their thoughts and behaviors; my goal is to aid them in improving the quality of their life.
Here’s what professional peers and clients have stated about me:
“She provides us with hope that our futures can and will be different.”
“Counseling with Susan has strengthened our marriage as a whole.”
“Within three sessions I am finally out bed and feeling hopeful for the first time in months.”
“Her honesty is refreshing and has an innate ability to share concerns through the right amount of humor.”