About Suzanne’s Counseling style:
I have been working with children, adults, couples and families for a very long time. I am mindful that in order for someone to look at anything that is bothering them, whether they are 2 or 92, they need to feel safe and supported. Thus, an atomosphere of safety, comfort and support is always the number one goal. Then, whether I am working with a child, couple or individual, we safely explore what issues or problems they are seeking to heal and I then offer a variety of possible ways of solving the problem.
Listed below are some specific modalities I have been trained in to offer support to my clients.
Types of counseling services offered
Now doing EDMR!
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. Please call and I will send you a full article on this amazing therapy that uses the brain’s natural capacity to heal the body. You will be delighted that you did.
Experiential: Going beyond traditional “talk therapy” to engage the feelings, body and spirituality.
Spiritual Counseling: Enabling the counselee to connect with their higher power as they understand the Divine and to facilitate wholeness through this connection.
Coaching: the client will become more clearly aware of their gifts, and strengths and through this understanding come to a deeper awareness of their goals, dreams and desires and in this dual process, they will know what to do and how to make their dreams come true.
Play Therapy: Through the medium of Play (the Child’s natural medium of expression), the child is able to deal with and heal many issues that are getting in the way of his or her normal development.
Child Counseling: see Play Therapy.
Couple’s Counseling: Suzanne has extensive experience and training in this field. She is able to help the couple find new ways of communicating, problem solving, discover the real purpose of their marriage and truly find the way to the deepest emotional and spiritual intimacy that a couple can experience which is the “Pearl of great price” according to Terrence Real, relationship expert.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP): An experiential form of therapy where the participants learn about themselves and others by participating in activities with the horses. Non-verbal communication, assertiveness, creative thinking and problem solving, leadership work, taking responsibility, team work and relationships, confidence, and attitude are several examples of the tools utilized and developed by EAP.
Grief Counseling: Grief is the normal and natural reaction to all types of loss. That is, Grief is not just about death; it is the response to all types of loss. It is also the most misunderstood of all emotions. All people have dreams that have been put on the “back burner”. Often those dreams are placed there because of lack of Grief Recovery. The heaviness of loss and the resulting grief keeps most people feeling too overwhelmed to attempt to fulfill their dreams. When a person has the courage and willingness to deal with their losses (losses that have been mounting up since they were born; their life energy is freed up to truly make their dreams come true.
Family Counseling: Often any issues that are plaguing one member of the family affects the entire family and the issue is often a result of the interactions of the entire family. In other words, I dont target one member and just treat them in family counseling. In the first 2 or 3 sessions, I like to look at the strenghts and challenges of each family member and also look at the strenghts and challenges that are present in the family system. I then work with the family as a whole to utilize the strengths that have been identified to solve the problems and issues and empower the family to move forward together to enable each family member to make their dreams come true.
Psychodrama: a type of experiential therapy whereby the individual gets in touch with different aspects of their personality