Better Times Recovery is a STATE APPROVED AGENCY and ACT Program. I have more than 25 years experience treating substance use and gambling disorders. Drug and Alcohol Evaluations for both adults and adolescents can be obtained from me. I will always give more than is required and be your best advocate. If you are having problems due to alcohol and drugs whether it be marriage, relationship, employment/school, or legal we can work together toward BETTER TIMES. I am a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) who stands ready to assist those employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol regulation. I make MAT referrals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the State of Montana. Addiction is a treatable disease and can be managed successfully. Some individuals have co-occurring disorders, which I also treat. I specialize in Chemical Dependency and Gambling evaluations, Court ordered treatment, Relapse Prevention, Couples/Marriage Counseling, as well as anxiety, depression, and grief issues you may be dealing with. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual, focusing on your strengths. Together, we will identify and develop goals, moving towards positive solutions. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment.
I guide my client's through self-inquiry, providing the space to do so without judgment. My goal is that they will find their own inner authority and that it will rest in their hearts as a peaceful compass. I ask questions, ride the emotional wave with you and hold space to help you trust yourself. I provide a neutral space for them to talk about their relationships with others, and to process their pain in confidence.
Are you experiencing difficulty in getting through the day due to anxiety, depression, or times of mental anguish? Have you experienced trauma that might be affecting your everyday life, relationships, and overall wellbeing? Are you seeking therapy to help navigate, heal, and grow? If you are identifying areas in your life that you would like to change/improve, I offer an unconditionally caring, safe, and trustworthy atmosphere, in which to promote your healing, growth, and opportunity to flourish.
Do you feel as though addiction has taken over your daily life? Are you required by the court to attend Prime For Life for a DUI or Minor in Possession? Do you need a safe, nonjudgmental environment to obtain education or addiction treatment? Do not be ashamed to initiate communication. Determine how I can assist you in living the life you rightfully deserve.
I use holistic approaches to address the treatment for couples, families, and individuals to address marriage distress, parenting struggles, parent-child and sibling relationships, coupleship discourse (all orientations), ENM/CNM in relationships, neurodiversity, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and social skill development concerns. I am a firm believer that relationships and connection are intrinsic to personal development and each person’s values are important in the development of a course of treatment based on the goals and desired outcome clients have selected.
Helping empower people to live joyful, abundant peace-filled lives, while enjoying the gift of life given me by God forms the purpose and drives the mission of my ministry as a therapist. The purpose of Heart and Hand Center is to alleviate suffering that comes to people of all ages as a result of trauma, grief, loss, injury, accidents, divorce, family dysfunction, war, poverty, addictions, death, and disease. We use a healing approach combining compassion and care with expressive arts therapy, equine assisted psychotherapy, and spirituality to address root causes of emotional, behavioral, and psychological problems.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal. Healing brings us closer to a sense of wholeness in our lives, which leads to authenticity, close and connected relationships, meaning and purpose, and connection to nature and spirit. However, experiences from the past or current challenges or stressors can leave people feeling overwhelmed. Through counseling, an individual can explore their experiences, process their emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations in the present moment, which will guide them toward increased awareness, emotional regulation, greater capacity and a sense of well-being and vitality.
Life has a tendency to throw us off balance, and we might benefit from professional support to help us get back on our path. Counseling is an amazing tool that can increase awareness of patterns that don’t serve us. Sometimes, we get “stuck in our own mind” and through the counseling process, we can broaden our view and shift perspective. You can also develop new coping skills to help navigate challenging situations. Counseling can foster a strong sense of self and boost confidence. Susanne can support adolescents, young adults, and adults to move forward in life in an authentic and empowered way.
Join me to build relationships where you have a choice in how you react, where you feel more deeply connected to friends and family and feel more at peace with yourself. You may come in with a history of break ups, challenging relationships, parent-child conflict, partner conflict, anxiety, depression, mood fluctuations, and life experiences that have been holding you or your family back. Together we begin a process of unfolding your story. Often by looking back and examining the past, we build a foundation to begin understanding how your relationships, family, and environment are impacting your experience.
My specialty is assisting you to cope with stressors in life. Working together, I will partner with you to eliminate barriers to reaching your full potential. I believe that healing and growth are possible through therapeutic connection. I primarily provide psychotherapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. In addition, I specialize in working with you to create more fulfilling relationships.
***WAITLIST ONLY*** Maintaining positive relationships with our loved ones can be incredibly challenging. If you are feeling like you are at the end of your rope, relational therapy may be right for you and your loved one. If you are struggling to feel connected to your spouse, teenager, child, or peers, or if you feel like you are stuck in a rut, I may be the right therapist for you.
Maybe you are seeking more meaning and purpose in your life. Maybe you worry about not living in a way that reflects your true potential. These are common concerns and ones that deserve attention. When they are avoided, unwanted behaviors and emotional distress can follow. One way to begin addressing these concerns is to develop a sense of authenticity and alignment with personal values. Another is to confront fears and uncertainties around death and dying. Exploration of what makes life worth living allows clarity of motivation and potential to emerge, bringing with them an opportunity for new choices and ways of living or being.
Let's be honest, most of us wouldn't go back to our adolescent years even if someone paid us to do so. Growing up is hard and life throws a lot at children, teens, and young adults. It is not uncommon to feel many conflicting ways about adolescence (and often times many conflicting ways at once). The things we face as we grow up impact our ability to engage, succeed, and feel accepted in our family life, our friend and peer circles, and in our academic sphere. It is my distinct honor to work with adolescents as they navigate some of the toughest years of life.
Do you feel stuck or that there should be more to life? Do you feel your life lacks purpose and meaning? Are you struggling with a particular problem or mental health concern? I know it can feel intimidating to seek help, but counseling can be enjoyable and a positive first step to living your best life. I work with adults and teens (17+) to identify situations, thoughts and beliefs that affect your relationships, school, career and wellbeing. We will work together, in a confidential, safe, nonjudgmental environment to find answers to the problem areas that are holding you back from achieving goals and the life you envision.
Relationships are the center of our lives: Depression often leads to a deep sense of loneliness. Anxiety drives the people around us crazy. Stress impacts interactions with those we love. At Center Counseling, we think about people in the context of their relationships and we work to help our clients feel more whole within themselves and in their relationships. We work with Couples, Parents, Adults, College Students, Middle- & High-School students, and Families to build healthy skills and strengthen connections.
If you're having difficulty with anxiety, depression, post partum difficulties such as anxiety and depression. I'm here to help. I focus on a strengths based approach to help my clients focus on the strengths they already have and build on them in order to become the best version of themselves. I focus on meeting each client where they are and strive to always make your priorities of counseling, the forefront of all of our forward momentum.
I work with men, young adults, and families who are seeking support and guidance on their path towards resilience and authenticity. I view difficulties and life transitions as opportunities to deepen our understanding of ourselves, and we often need assistance through these challenging times.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Columbus are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Columbus then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Columbus specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
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