Authentic connection is key to healing. As a therapist, Suzie does this through person-centered counseling, with a focus on building positive relationships with her clients. Suzie has a unique way of making her clients feel understood, connected, and comfortable. She hopes to partner with each of her clients on their journey to becoming the best, and healthiest versions of themselves that they can be.
Life is full of trials and circumstances that impact how we perceive ourselves and others. Suzie enjoys working with teens and adults who need support as they walk through grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. One of her passions is supporting people through nutrition, alternative, holistic, mindful practices, and healthy lifestyle changes. Trauma is stored in the body and impacts physical and mental health, so Suzie uses a variety of creative modalities in her treatment like Sandtray Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and other body based treatments. Suzie is also able to tailor therapy from a faith-based approach if a client wishes.
Suzie attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate degree in Family and Child Development with a specialization in Elementary Education. After college, she taught in both private and public schools. She completed her Masters’ Degree in Counselor Education from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. Before entering private practice, Suzie was a school counselor for several years. Suzie is a mom to six young adults. Through the years of raising her kids alone as a widowed mom and her own traumatic life experiences, she has acquired invaluable skills and experiences that have helped her in her career as a counselor. Suzie is refreshingly real and offers hope and support to her clients.