Susan is a clinically licensed Marriage and Family therapist in Kansas and California specializing in providing trauma informed therapy services to children, teens, couples, individuals and families. She received her Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University – Dominguez Hills. Over the past 12 years, she has obtained extensive experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families in community mental health and private practice settings. Susan also enjoys supervising and mentoring other clinicians and has been an MFT supervisor since 2015. Additionally, Susan is a KSBSRB Board Approved Clinical Supervisor.
She is a Trauma Focused-CBT certified supervisor and also trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy, MAP, Seeking Safety and AFCBT evidenced based practice therapy models. Her areas of specialty include working with Military families, adoptive/foster families, individuals and couples dealing with fertility issues, breast cancer patients and survivors, life transitions, interpersonal relationships and trauma/PTSD. She has been a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) since 2006 and served on the Board of the Long Beach/SouthBay chapter as Vice President of Membership and Vice President of Public Relations/Marketing.
She works from an attachment based and family systems approach to assist individuals, couples and families in increasing their awareness and understanding of past experiences and their impact on current relationships. Furthermore, she utilizes mindfulness and client centered techniques to empower individuals, couples and families to reach their full potential. Animal Assisted Therapy sessions with Therapy Dog, Jackson are also available and facilitated by Susan.
Susan is also a certified WholeFIT Wellness Coach. WholeFIT is a unique and holistic approach to attaining life balance for individuals.
- Level 2: Certified Coach