No single approach fits every person, so Susan works with you as the unique person that you are. Her choices are evidence-based approaches gleaned over 35 years of experience. That means that these methods have been researched and proven to be effective. These include:
Brief Solution-Focused Therapy: Finding out what works through appreciative questions that uncover strengths and solutions to persistent problems, and implementing those often creative solutions.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Our feelings and behaviors arise from our thoughts. Cognitive therapy examines those thoughts for rationality and re-focuses them toward reality. The outcome of better thinking skills is better choices.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: Mindfulness is a skill of moment to moment awareness that changes a person’s relationship to the suffering in their life. Mindfulness increases the ability to pay attention, to be aware of what is happening in the moment, to accept the reality we deal with, and to be compassionate toward oneself and others.
Individual and Couples Counseling using all these approaches.