Susan Fee | Counselor
Choosing a therapist is an important decision. You should feel confident and secure in your counselor's professionalism and competence. I appreciate your consideration of my services. The information below is designed to help you understand my treatment philosophy so that you can make an informed choice.
I am independently licensed in both Washington and Ohio. My therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral theory (CBT) and solution-focused. I address a range of issues including:
- Relationships and couples counseling
- Parenting and step-parenting
- Stress management
- Career and/or life transitions
- Relationships with difficult people
- College transition
- Social anxiety/peer relations
- Relational aggression and bullying
- Assertiveness and self-esteem
- Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (for girls ages 8-14)
I earned my B.A. in Communications from Western Washington University and my M.Ed. in Community Agency Counseling from Cleveland State University. I'm a Nationally Certified Counselor, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, Certified Professional Coach, and hold licenses in Ohio (PCC) and Washington (LMHC). I'm also a member of the American Counseling Association.
In conjunction with Ohio and Washington state licensing requirements, I receive 30 continuing education hours of clinical education every two years, including a mandatory ethics review course.
What to Expect
The first session will be an assessment of your need for counseling. We will look at the presenting problem and explore together the best way to move through the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. We will jointly determine the direction and time frame for your counseling, as well as goals and focus areas. Each case is considered on an individual basis. We may decide that a few sessions are all that is needed, or we may continue to meet weekly for several weeks or months. If you're really not sure what counseling is and if it's right for you, watch this short video I recorded that may help.
As of January 2017, I am currently not accepting new or returning clients due to a full caseload.