Susan prioritizes self-determination and collaboration with individuals by encouraging them to explore their own values, strengths and desires in therapy. Susan’s approach is one that is deeply relational, centering the person-in-environment to allow for a therapeutic relationship that is responsive to intersectionality and to the many identities each of her clients holds. Susan incorporates a variety of modalities in her work, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, Attachment Theory and Mindfulness.
Susan collaborates with all individuals she works with to identify goals that will best support their overall wellbeing. Respect, empathy, honesty, and use of humor, when appropriate, are values that Susan works to integrate into the therapeutic relationship with her clients. Susan’s approach is multifaceted because she recognizes that we are each unique, and that realistically our wants and needs will change over time (and the same will be true in therapy!).
In her free time, Susan enjoys creative outlets such as ceramics, knitting, crocheting, and cooking. You can either find her out and about exploring with friends or in a cozy spot reading a good book.