Hi, I'm Susan
My counselling approach stresses equality in the counselling relationship. I see my role as providing support and insight into a client’s experiences. You are the expert on your life and past experiences. I help to point out behaviour patterns, connect the dots between decisions and events, and help to provide you with useful therapeutic tools.
I treat each client as a unique individual and help them to enhance their knowledge and understanding about their own mental health care needs. This encourages clients to be self-advocates and active participants in their own mental health care.
This collaborative approach respects each individual’s needs. It also makes space for clients to ask questions, describe concerns, and become involved in important treatment decisions.
Susan's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Susan completed their Bachelor’s in Applied Science (Psychology) and Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Deakin University in Burwood, Victoria. Susan completed their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Adler University in Chicago, Illinois and their internship at Southwest Behavioural and Health Services in Phoenix, Arizona.
Methods of treatment Susan can use include but are not limited to: Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Feminist Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Susan has extensive experience working with a diverse range of individuals with an emphasis and passion on working with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and individuals with substance use disorders.
Susan also has a passion for working with individuals who are members of the LGBTQI+ community.
Susan has worked in a range of settings including community mental health centres, county health centres, in-patient substance treatment centres, and out-patient substance treatment centres.
Areas of experience
Learn more about the various mental health challenges that Susan can help you with.