Having worked in the mental health field for 6 years, providing service to individuals and groups, Essie’s goal is always to meet the client where they DREAM through S-M-A-R-T (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) goal planning. She uses an eclectic therapy style and believes that building upon resources and forming strong alliances will bridge together excellent communication strategies and innovative ways to work with clients. Essie holds additional certifications as an Anger Management Specialist, CPR-AED, First Aid Mental Health, and Prepare Enrich for relationships.
If you made it this far, you are one step closer on the path to clarity and wellness. I am a firm believer that change begins internally. I seek to cultivate a collaborative, trusting, and explorative experience with my clients to work alongside them on their path to wholeness. My ideal client is actively ready and committed towards change. I understand that a well-established therapeutic alliance is imperative to successful outcomes, while ensuring a safe and supportive environment to be vulnerable.
I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families rediscover hope through the counseling process. Whether you struggle with mental, emotional, relational, or spiritual issues I believe professional counseling can be a great benefit to you. I employ cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques and Biblical principles when requested by the client.
We all need therapeutic tools to navigate stressful circumstances, which occur for all of us at some point in our lives. Whether you are experiencing relationship issues, work related stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, or other concerns, I can help you develop the coping skills, communication skills, and emotional regulation skills to successfully navigate your life. I strive to help individuals achieve balance, build resilience, and to feel empowered and capable of overcoming problems that arise in their lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) with a strong background working with adolescents and adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties, relationship issues, mood disorders, and substance use disorders. I use a trauma-informed, mindfulness-based approach along with psychoeducation to help you better understand yourself, as well as what is keeping you stuck so you can better navigate the challenges you are facing.
Sometimes life just happens. Maybe everything is great, except for that one thing that keeps getting in the way. Or perhaps life hasn't been good for a long time. You are hurting, and you need someone to just listen and help you make sense of it all. Whether it's a road bump or a boulder, come, let's talk. I offer a listening ear, kindness and compassion during those times when life is complicated or when you need that someone to help you focus on your goals and changes you want to make. I look forward to meeting you.
Seeking professional help when “life happens” can be a challenging step to take. A positive step, regardless! Nonetheless, you can anticipate a safe, comfortable, and trusting atmosphere where you will have the freedom to express yourself at your own pace. As a therapist working with individuals and families, my objective is to collaborate with you, in a manner that best fits your wants, needs, aspirations, and preferences.
Congratulations on beginning your journey towards your wellness goals! By connecting with a therapist, which can be stressful in itself and requires trust, you've taken the first, very important, positive step. I offer support in navigating life's challenges, from depression and anxiety to the everyday stressors of relationships or careers.
Are you feeling overwhelmed in your job or having problems in your relationship? Is there something keeping you from being motivated? Could it be depression? After all, depression is like the common cold. Everyone gets it sooner or later. Have you suffered a loss? The loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of mobility? It can help to talk about it.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, or emotionally stuck? I want to hear your story and assist you in your journey towards healing. Currently I am providing therapy to children (4 years and older), adolescents, and adults.
Are you tense, sad or exhausted? Do you have unwanted thoughts and engage in endless rituals? Do you have relationship problems? Is it difficult to get out of bed? Or, you are hypersensitive. Whatever brings you here I know that you hurt and are looking for help. With the invitation to see your issues as an opportunity for transformation I am waiting for you. I will meet you where you are to work together with you. By examining your reactions and perceptions you can uncover your inner healing potential and restore your well-being. Contact to schedule an appointment.
As a professional who has been working with people for over twenty years, it is my goal to help each client achieve their goals, not my way but in a way that is comfortable for the client so that success can be achieved. Are you someone who is concerned with anxiety and depression? Addictions? Grief? Issues of acceptance with gender preferences? Infidelity? Abuse and trauma? Parents? Kids? Spouse? We can work through this together. You are not alone in facing any of these issues. It is how you move forward that will be the key to your healing and wholeness. I look forward to meeting with you.
As a professional counselor it is my sincere hope that everyone who suffers with mental, emotional, or spiritual pain, learn to live by their own self direction with wellbeing and purpose. If you feel that your life has become unmanageable or if you feel stuck in your personal life, marriage, career or spirituality, today I tell you there is help for you. I am a dually licensed counselor and my mission is to rehabilitate the mind, body, and spirit using scientific clinical interventions and techniques.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CMNLP, CCTP, VSTCP
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, have more than 20 years of working as a mental health clinician. I have extensive experiences helping children, adults, and families. I have a heart for people who are struggling with issues of everyday life. Day after day, we feel pressures and struggles that can turn us into people we don't want to be. I want to help you overcome these problems and difficult situations. I believe everyone can change because personalities and brains are flexible and adaptive.
Do you feel stuck? Do you need a space to navigate challenges? Let’s figure it out together. As a counselor with 13+ years of experience, it is my passion to help couples and individuals make intentional steps towards healing and getting “unstuck” from the life stresses impacting their relationship satisfaction and quality of life. I recognize the importance of taking time to learn your unique life and relationship stories; to listen to your hopes and goals for therapy; and to collaborate with you to create an individualized therapy plan with practical skills and realistic strategies that you can apply in your daily life.
I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as a "bad" child. It can be challenging for little people to handle big emotions. No matter how young a child is, their feelings matter! Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, anger outbursts, or behavioral issues, I am here to help! I enjoy helping children and families navigate challenges and transitions. My goal is for children and their families to become more connected and grow stronger together.
I believe everything about a person makes sense given where they’ve come from and what they’ve gone through. From this belief, I work with my clients to view their experiences through a lens of self-compassion and empower them to make the changes they want to see in their lives. While I have worked with people of all ages, my more recent work is focused with individuals ranging from adolescents through adulthood. Whether you’re looking to address challenges due to recent life changes or dealing with the impact of unresolved childhood experiences I am here to help you achieve your goals.
I feel that everyone has the ability to change their life for the better when the conditions and time align. My goals as your therapist are first to provide a safe, authentic and judgment free environment where you will be able to work through difficult parts of your life, and then to support and gently guide you on your journey to better living.
Working in partnership with her clients, Suzanne encourages each to be their own expert and assist in creating specific goals. This allows client and therapist to work together to find the best ways to achieve those goals while Suzanne lends insight to empower clients to live their best lives. She welcomes and encourages feedback to help clients get the most out of therapy.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I have enjoyed collaborating with clients to identify and meet the goals that matter to them. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of struggles including difficulty regulating their emotions, adjusting to life transitions, mood disorders, low self-esteem and the spectrum of eating disorder diagnoses. I believe in working to address these concerns by building on your strengths and values, as well as increasing the positive skills and activities in your life.