Life has its challenges. As a teenager, you are often experiencing some of its most unique! You are beginning an exciting journey of self discovery, making decisions about your own identity in a world with endless possibilities. In my over 30 year career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my motivation is to make a positive difference in the time I am given in this world. My first recommendation to all clients is to advocate for yourself as you choose your therapist. Invest in yourself and your value to make certain you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose. Often if the experience isn't what you expected, a teenager will hesitate to request an alternative therapist, ultimately discontinuing therapy with unmet needs. The connection between you and your therapist is instrumental in successful therapy. It is important to begin the relationship clarifying that the goal is not for me to report to your parents what their teenager is sharing but with that teen's permission, help them learn to communicate in a healthy, safe approach, an approach which will benefit them throughout their lives. Therapy is a challenging process and your willingness to share what might be a painful history is a gift I do not accept lightly. It is important to me to honor your journey, acknowledging the vulnerability of opening past chapters of a personal story to someone who begins as a stranger. The names of the therapeutic modalities I choose to implement are not the priority as you explore your willingness to begin this process. It will be necessary for you to begin with the goal to trust in my competence and experience to qualitatively respond to what you are currently managing. Your story has begun, you have chapters written and as Natasha Bedingfield so eloquently sang in her song "Unwritten", the rest is unwritten and the pen is in your hand. I would be excited to learn about your chapters so far and even more excited to get to join you as you make decisions about where your story is going.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
MO LCSW 004179
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Susan Beck Case. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
Very wonderful therapist that connected well with my daughter. Add a huge difference for us.
Amazing therapist. A great listener, full of compassion and empathy. Great advice, calm, and down-to-earth. Makes you feel safe and extremely comfortable. Flexible and considerate with time!! Talking with Susan has been an immensely important part of my healing journey.
Susan is absolutely wonderful! She makes me feel heard and helps provide me with insight and different perspectives, without judgement, which I may not otherwise have considered. She is extremely supportive, helpful and warm, openly communicates and consistently encourages my growth. Her inspirational messages before and after our sessions are always positive and are so nice to receive. I always look forward to meeting with her and feel like I've known her forever. Susan is the perfect fit for me and I am grateful to have her ongoing support through these difficult times. She is a blessing!
Susan has been such a great help for my husband and I. She listens to our problems, asks questions, and helps us with understanding each other. It is always nice having an outsiders perspective in, and she has been the best!
Very kind and patient
Susan is a wonderful, patient, kind & caring woman who listens well and gives great advice. Her schedule was flexible, she understood my issues with connection and need to reschedule the call, and she was very kind about it all. She gave me fantastic advice and relief on a lot of issues I’m dealing with right now and it was really nice to get lots off my chest and to know that it’s okay to be feeling the way I’m feeling dealing with these issues. Thank you so much Susan!