Susan is originally a South Dakotan but found her home to be Kentucky over 20 years ago. Susan has always been seen as a helpful person. Through her work, she is committed to helping people depression, anxiety, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives. She uses creative ways, theraputic techniques and perspective in her therapy.
Susan believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and she cooperatively assist her clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, she draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, she is warm, open, encouraging, and direct. Susan is considered to be an active therapist combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor. She believes in a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.
She has been recognized in Warren County as well as by the Governor of Kentucky for the honorable work that sbe has done. She had been awarded and given the title of Honorable Kentucky Colonel which has been a great honor and considered the greatest honor that the governor gives. She takes great pride in the highest honor given by the Governor and tries to use that responsibility to help other professionals become productive in the community and be the best we can be. She gets to lead a great team of professionals.
Her credentials include the following :
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Targeted Case Management
Community Support Associate
Cave City Chapter Lion's Club
Mental Health and Aging Coalition
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Degree in Psychology and Business, Western Kentucky University
Master in Science of Social Work (MSSW), University of Louisville, Kentucky
Susan has 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Before starting her own practice, She worked for two other counseling agencies and always received positive feedback from supervisors as well as clientele. Prior to that she worked for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to help the families in Warren County work has healthy units. She was a supervisor over an investigative/ongoing unit where she was responsible for approximately 400 cases a month. Susan also was an expert witness in the court system where she testified in around 600 jury trials to determine cognitive abilities of individuals and give recommendations. She has assisted victims of domestic violence and individuals dealing with major life changes.
Susan has a wealth of volunteer experience working with the elderly, high risk populations, and supervision. She is currently working with a local jail to establish a peer support program, mentoring, case management and have extensive knowledge of the stresses inherent within the law enforcement industry. In addition, she is a board member for Mental Health and Aging Coalition.
Susan has a vast experience counseling clients with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, family issues, couple issues and behavior modification. Her background enables her to be an extremely effective clinical social worker who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.