Hi...I'm Suzanne and I'm a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (therapist) with many years (38 years) of experience.
I received my M.S. in Counseling Psychology in 1984 and have many years of training and experience as a clinician and as a clinical supervisor.
Life can be both very challenging and difficult. Speaking with a counselor brings a nonjudgemental perspective and helps them process the situation. Counseling helps discover the choices we can make and want to make, even when faced with difficult decisions.
I learned a long time ago that the relationship between the person and their provider is the most important element in this journey. Whether your journey is to deal with pain, stress or trauma, to heal, to learn about yourself, to find ways to grow and change or so many other important reasons, I want you to know it takes courage to take the first step and decide to seek help.
In order to begin this journey of healing and growth, you need to partner with the right person. The relationship with your counselor is called the therapeutic alliance; the foundation for all change and healing. I can assure you that I will combine who I am, my experience and my training to work together with you to create your individualized pathway to change. I have broad experience across the age-span (adults, families, adolescents and children) and with many cultures and lifestyles. In my life and career, I lived many places and worked both civilian in the local community and with the U.S. military both as a DoD provider. I also experienced many decades as a military family member and so I truly understand military life and all that comes with it.
My work with many people from all ages with many different backgrounds and cultures, helps me work with you using a person-centered approach. I listen, ask questions, and offer you insights so that together we can develop a treatment plan and plan an approach to address your needs.
My approach to mental health is both holistic and integrated. Together, we’ll use a person-centered individualized process designed to respond to your needs and develop your plan-of-care. I’ve been trained in many therapy modalities and techniques and will decide with you what can work best for you and your needs, such as CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral); Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Reality Therapy etc.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 2238
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Suzanne Walker. 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.
Suzanne understands root cause and her ability for interpretation in a discussion to clearly define driving factors opens my eyes to look at situations in new lights to approach and tackle issues with new perspectives
Suzanne is a great therapist who takes the time to listen to my daughter and offer her great coping suggestions.
Suzanne has been a great help in helping me going through a very tough time in my life. I very much enjoy her expertise and her empathy. I'm glad I found her and I can only highly recommend. Thank you Suzanne, I will come back to you every time I need to talk.
Thank you for listening to me and providing safe zone to be vulnerable and showing my true self
Thank you. You are really helping me!
She makes me feel supported, heard, valued, and hopeful. She is a true queer ally versus just adding that to her profile.
While I have not been working with Suzanne long, I have found her to be professional, encouraging and able to point out in our conversations, patterns I have been stuck in without my noticing it. She is down-to-earth and willing to challenge me in a compassionate manner. I already see a difference in my daily life as a result of utilizing her suggestions! Suzanne is a real gem!
Suzanne has been great! She tells me the hard things I need to hear and practices active listening.
Talk slow enough for me to understand well, and listen to me patiently.