Therapy and Coaching

Susan sees people for both psychotherapy and for coaching. Psychotherapy is a more intensive, depth oriented approach that looks to heal the roots of trauma and distress in both the present and the past.  Susan’s modalities in psychotherapy are: Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, Strengths-Based, CBT, Rogerian, eclectic/alternative and Trauma Informed. Susan’s goals in therapy are to remove obstacles to healing so that the mind and body can heal themselves.

As a coach, Susan works to help people cope with the aftermath of trauma in the here and now. Coaching can be provided as an adjunct to therapy with another provider who may not be experienced in trauma work. Her coaching work is based on her book The Trauma Tool Kit. 

Susan has a specialty practice in extreme abuse and trauma including complex PTSD, developmental trauma, ritual abuse, mind control, DID, and medical trauma. Due to the intense nature of this treatment, spaces are limited.

Susan now offers Spiritual Coaching in which she helps people find the path and connection that is best for them. She often does this work in conjunction with her other services as healing from life’s traumas is its own spiritual path. Susan has studied Vedanta with Babaji Bob Kindler of SRV Associations, Energy and Shamanic Healing with Shannon Kelly , Christian Mysticism all her life, Celtic Indigenous Wisdom with the Order of Bard, Ovates and Druids, and Reiki with the International Center for Reiki Training (William Rand and Colleen Benelli). She relies on Jungian concepts and Indigenous symbols for dream interpretation. Susan is an initiate of Ammachi and the Ramakrishna lineages as well as being an Usui, Holy Fire 3 Karuna™Reiki Master.

Susan has written extensively about her philosophy and methods of treatment in both books and blogs. You can find her searchable blogs here. Her books are available on Amazon, Routledge and other websites where books are sold. She also has many podcast interviews where she talks about her therapy and coaching practices on the podcast page of this website.

Susan does not accept insurance. Sessions must be paid at time of service. 24 hours notice of cancellation is required.


$150.00 – $300.00

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$150.00 – $300.00

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