I believe all of us ultimately have the answers to our problems. But sometimes those answers are clouded by negative emotions, trauma, anxiety or insecurity. I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to share your feelings and help you work through any past pain and lift the fog so you can have clarity and make the best decisions for your life.

I passionately believe in change. I have dedicated my life and have chosen this path to help people improve their lives and find the happiness that they deserve.

Using the family systems approach, which looks at your role in your family of origin and the unhealthy patterns, fighting styles, communication, and family secrets that you have brought into your current relationships, together, we will establish new, healthier patterns. Therapy is customized to suit each client’s unique individual needs. I integrate several different therapeutic approaches and interventions including CBT, Narrative, EFT, Solutions Focused, Strategic, The Genogram, Gestalt, and Psychoeducation.

Some of the issues I specialize in helping with:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Autism
  • Marital Crisis/Divorce
  • Career Counseling
  • Artists/Musicians and Bands
  • Parenting
  • Boundary-setting
  • Traumatic events
  • Relationship Problems
  • Life Coaching

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville TN
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine, L.A. CA

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • Psychotherapy and Couples Counseling, Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood TN
  • Individual and Group Therapy Counselor, Tennessee Children’s Home, Spring Hill TN

MUSIC INDUSTRY BACKGROUND

I have worked creatively in the music industry for over 30 years which gives me insight into the daily challenges faced by artists/musician and bands.

AUTISM ADVOCACY

I have worked as an advocate in the Autistic community for over 10 years in CA. I have experience attending IEP meetings, and finding the best resources and newest interventions for my clients. I have worked closely with the Regional Center and the Help Group in Los Angeles and have raised a stepson with Autism.

LIFE COACHING

For clients looking for more directive, goal-orientated sessions, I offer Life Coaching at $100 a session (50 minutes) with reduced fees based on financial hardship.

PERSONAL STYLE

Clients appreciate my direct approach, my empathetic nature and my positivity :)

Hi, I'm Susan.

Master of Marriage & Family Therapy