Suzanne CusackLCPC

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Availability

In Central Time

What does a first session with you look like?

Our first session together, I like to just take the time for you to feel comfortable with me. I understand the foundation to a good counseling relationship is trust. I know that takes time to build. I want to meet you where you are. No pressure to over share, only what you feel comfortable doing. It is important to establish goals, however that will come as we get to know each other and establish that important client- therapist relationship. I know making that first appointment takes a lot of courage. I applaud you for taking the first step on your journey.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I am an honest, loyal person and you will see that upon our first meeting. I believe in being real with people. I am empathic by nature and that transfers into all my work with clients. I treat people by the very simple life motto, treat others as you would want to be treated.

What do you think is the biggest barrier today for people seeking care?

In our fast paced world, our time is very valuable. Having the time to commit to your mental health is a main barrier for many. I offer flexibility so you can take the time you need for yourself. For the busy Mom or Dad waiting in the pick up line at school, online counseling offers you the freedom to use that time for you. I understand the busy life parents are accustomed to and can offer early morning or late evening appointments that can work with your schedule. Time is no longer a barrier with me as your therapist.

Specialties

Anxiety

Careers

Work Stress

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

College & graduate student issues

General Expertise

Anxiety

Careers

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Bullying

Communication issues

Mood disorders

Fees

$150

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Humanistic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Training / Certifications

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Sexual Assault/Abuse

Licensure

IL, LCPC, 18007119

Education

Masters of Arts, Counseling Psychology

Work History

For 20 years I have been immersed within the mental health field providing an array of services that help people reach their goals. My focus for the last 15 years has been on providing counseling services and teaching college level psychology courses. I understand the difficult years the recession and current pandemic has placed on individuals. Career planning has been a focus of mine working in higher education. I enjoy working with students feeling the pressures of college, Moms and Dads juggling the balance of work related stress and relationships, and all individuals feeling the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. We all have developed coping mechanisms to help us get through hard times; some healthy and others not so healthy. The stress our mental health puts on our relationships, our careers and our family life can cause a lot of turmoil. Counseling helps work through our thoughts and feelings and set goals so we feel more empowered and in control of the direction we want to go in life.

Location

Remote Therapy, Chicago, 60655, IL