630-357-2456 ext. 24
- behavioral issues
- bipolar disorder
- career/professional development
- life transitions
Sue has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings including; psychiatric units, detox centers and residential facilities. She also has a comprehensive background in teaching and training across a wide variety of settings. Her favorite topics to facilitate include: shame/guilt, self-care, process-addictions, co-dependency, cognitive distortions, relapse prevention and forgiveness.
Sue knows that life can present many stumbling blocks that can discourage and paralyze even the strongest of individuals and families. She is passionate about working alongside those who are struggling. Specializations include trauma, addictions, eating disorders, physical/emotional and sexual abuse, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders and life transitions. Sue works from a strength-based approach that is client-centered, driven by the client’s own pace. She utilizes CBT, DBT, ACT, and solution-focused therapy in her work to engage all dimensions of a person’s life. She believes these evidenced-based models help clients develop insight, build skills, and increase self-esteem and confidence to create a fulfilling life. Her style incorporates compassion, humor, and has been described as fun, supportive and empowering.
Sue is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has received certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She studied at both at Marquette University and North Central College earning a degree in education and a minor in psychology. She received her Masters of Social Work from Aurora University.
When not in the office, Sue cherishes time with her children, husband and rescued racing greyhounds. She enjoys running, family movie nights and continuing to grow as an individual and a compassionate therapist.