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Dr. Susie’s Philosophy

At its core, Dr. Susie has a belief in the human capacity to grow and change. She understands the complex and unique nature of mental illness, underscoring the need for flexibility in treatment approaches. Further, Dr. Susie recognizes that changes can only occur one step at a time.

Dr. Susie approaches the treatment of mental illness in a holistic and scientific manner, utilizing every tool at her disposal to facilitate a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. Our brains guide our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and is functionally affected by stressful circumstances in our environment.

Dr. Susie's clients will learn to manage their lives in non-compulsive, normalized way, and develop a healthy, positive relationship their environment. As crucial as the physical body is to a healthy balanced life, there are other significant treatment aspects as well. During the treatment process, clients will learn to deal with difficult emotions and self-destructive urges. They will gain insights, more positive thinking styles, skills for coping effectively with stress, and an appreciation for the development of the human spirit.

Dr. Susie is a practical, interactive and solution-focused psychotherapist. Her treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help her patients resolve current challenges as well as long standing maladaptive patterns of thoughts and behaviors. Dr. Susie incorporates a blend of therapeutic approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most beneficial for each client - hence customizing the treatment plan and therapeutic intervention for each specific client.