Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Holliman, LPC-Supervisor. She specializes in working with teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, addiction, sexual abuse, eating disorders, codependency, and trauma.
Susan is a Registered Yoga Teacher and works to integrate breathing and grounding exercises into traditional therapy. She has completed additional training in trauma-informed yoga, focusing on somatic healing from PTSD and trauma through yoga. As a certified nutrition and wellness consultant, Susan offers a unique therapeutic experience focused on holistic care that combines mindfulness with intuitive eating and nutritional knowledge.
Additionally, Susan is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to treat anxiety-based disorders including PTSD, emotional/sexual trauma, and negative beliefs about oneself. She is currently training in play therapy with Dallas CTC to be able to work more in-depth with children and families.
Susan attended graduate school at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA, where she was also a Psi Chi Honors Member. She previously worked as a residential interior designer, which introduced her to the process of listening to clients while helping them create a personal sanctuary. It was a natural transition into counseling, where she could further explore the internal struggles, desires, and goals of her clients.
In her spare time, Susan enjoys expanding her meditation and yoga practices, spending time with her family, her dog Memphis, local and international travel, as well as anything science fiction-related.