I'm Susan and I take a creative approach as I help girls make sense of their life stories while gaining skills of self-care, so they can embrace adulthood knowing their worth.
My work is trauma-informed, adoption competent & strongly based on Attachment Theory, CBT, Mindfulness, and TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention). I am a Nationally Certified Clinical Counselor and Enneagram Practitioner with over 20 years of experience serving children, teens, and adults.
I developed the Love Bravely Program to help girls, of every age, cultivate clarity and confidence through a creative practice of self-discovery, emotional regulation, and personal growth.
"The truth in you remains
as radiant as a star,
as pure as light,
as innocent as love itself."
I provide Adoption Competent support, through a Therapeutic Lifebook experience. Based on Narrative Therapy, I designed this process for kids ages (7-12), as well as Older Adoptees, ages 13+,
to assist with honoring and integrating their adoption story.
I offer onine counseling services for Children & Adults who want to learn how to manage anxiety as well as gain greater self-awareness and healing related to trauma in childhood. Clinical Coaching is available to assist with parenting challenges and
"Selah" Retreats in Bend, Oregon (coming in June, 2021) are designed to be intimate intensives for adults. Selah means 'to rest and ponder' and Selah Retreats provide opportunities for self reflection and healing through story and connection.
Susan's work has tremendously impacted this season of my life. Her genuine care and persistent work show in all she does. I am grateful to have found her. I know what I have learned will continue to impact me in life-changing ways.
"Susan has a God-given gift of connecting with children and parents, helping them navigate through hard questions, difficult behaviors related to trauma, and the thick of the trenches. Without fail, Susan walks my daughter and I through our questions calmly and with consistency, always providing little nuggets of wisdom that are invaluable."
"After my child's traumatic experience, Susan was the first person I called. Her calmness and knowledge grounded me. With her help, I was able to navigate my emotions and care for my child in a way that could help us both heal. I absolutely recommend her services for any parent trying to better understand their child's behavior and emotions!"