Suzie graduated with a BA majoring in Political Science and with a minor in History at the University of Houston in 1996. After completing her Masters in Professional Counseling at Liberty University, she held an internship position at Transitional Counseling Center working with the sex offenders population along with conducting groups at Riverside Hospital working with schizophrenia clients. Suzie worked in various roles associated with crisis interventions, team leader in intensive in-home therapy along with volunteering at a domestic violence shelter for women and children. In 2013, Suzie joined LKN Psychiatric Services where she works in a private practice setting and continues to see clients today. Suzie has volunteered her time doing charity work in her local communities while raising awareness of mental health.
Suzie utilizes Motivation Interviewing (MI) along with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Virtual Reality Therapy and Solution Focused therapy and accountability to form an eclectic style suited to each individual client. After years of clinical experiences she has come to value the innate potential each client has to gain insight and make the commitment to change their life when they are both ready and willing. She uses compassion and accountability to provide a genuine platform for clients to reveal themselves without fear of judgments. In her therapeutic approach, she believes that each individual is unique. Her treatment approach is customized to bring greater self-awareness, psychological healing, and inner satisfaction. Suzie has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in treating psychosis, anxiety disorders, depression, self-esteem issues, eating disorders, and other issues faced in the journey of life. She works with multiple issues ranging from mild to more intensive therapy skills, working with complicated grief, caregiver issues, mood management, and wellness issues impacting health through wellness counseling and recently how to incorporate therapeutic yoga.
Suzie also has the pleasure to help others on their educational journey through supervising graduate students through their practicum and internship within the practice. For those issues we do not feel we specialize in we refer out to appropriate mental health referrals. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to a healthier more balance lifestyle!