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About Susan Brooks



Susan Brooks is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a licensed professional counselor. She has 7 years of experience specializing in couples, family, and children/adolescents therapy.

Susan is now available for online sessions. The sessions are conducted in a private, comfortable, and convenient setting of your choice. Sue uses a HIPPA compliant platform and sends you a link which you access from your computer or cell phone. You use the link to set up an appointment, fill in paperwork and participate in sessions. You can use your insurance if your insurance benefits include telehealth/virtual session (many do) or pay privately for your sessions. 

Research shows the online sessions are just as effective as face-to-face sessions for most people. Certain issues are best handled face-to-face. In some cases online sessions are more effective because of convenience, travel difficulties, and some other barriers to care are reduced or eliminated. 

 Susan's goal is to create a climate where individuals, couples, and families can resolve difficulties and improve relationships. She empowers clients to have happier, less stressed, and more satisfying lives. Clients participate in setting their own goals. Susan uses her knowledge of research to suggest skills and strategies that have been effective in helping clients reach goals. These strategies are from a variety of theoretical frameworks including but not limited to cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, trauma-focused therapy, mindfulness, and family therapy. Susan teaches skills, and guides practice and mastery. Clients implement them with her support and encouragement.

Contact Susan Brooks at 269-679-7217 or Email  

Education
Supplemental courses Western Michigan University, 2013
Master of Arts, College of Psychology and Behavioral Health of
  Argosy University, 2007

Bachelor of Science, Alma College, 1973

License & Certifications
Limited License Professional Counselor (LPC),
  State of Michigan # 6401014076
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT),
  State of Michigan #4101006415

Additional Training
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation--Individual Crisis
  Intervention and Peer Support, Group Crisis Intervention
Trauma-focused CBT Training (Children and Families)
Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
Family Mediation Training
The Business of Therapy in the Tech Age: Key Strategies for
  Building a Successful P
ractice
Using the DSM-5 for Effective Assessment and Treatment
Polyvictimization and Complex Trauma
Biological and Developmental Impact of Polyvictimization
DSM-5: Trauma and Stress Related Disorders in Children
  and Adolescents

Growing Up a Girl:  Adolescent Development and the
  Unique Issues Facing Girls

Happiness and Neuroplasticity: Simple Strategies That Can
  Help Patients Rewire T
heir Brain for a More Rewarding and
  Fulfilling Life
T
he Neurobiology of the Adolescent Brain: Why
  Understanding the Young Adult 
Brain Can Help Practitioners
  Better Serve Patients of All Ages

Epigenetics: What Really Controls Genes and Why Your Patients
  Don’t Have to Be 
Victims of Their DNA
The Brain in Love: The Neurobiology of Romance
Strengthening Focus: Why Concentration Can Make the Brain
  More Powerful

Food, Hormones, and the Brain: Essential Ways to Balance the
  Brain for Optimal 
Health
Incorporating Technology In To Your Practice
 

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy