Susan Fee | Counselor | Lakeshore Counseling Services
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 a private practioner with Lakeshore Counseling Services providing individual and couple therapy for adolescents through adults in Northeast 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)
My educational experience includes a B.A. in Communications and a M.Ed. in Community Agency Counseling. I'm a Nationally Certified Counselor, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Practitioner, Certified Professional Coach, and hold licenses in Ohio and Washingtonas a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. 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.
I have found that meeting weekly is the best approach to counseling. Meeting weekly gives us an opportunity to assess your concerns and progress on a regular basis. As we continue through the counseling process, appointments may be scheduled less frequently. Counseling will be most effective if we are both committed to your emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Note: As of January 2017, I am currently not accepting new or returning clients due to a full caseload. However, please inquire about appointments with my excellent colleagues at Lakeshore.
For appointments, scheduling, and insurance or payment information call Lakeshore Counseling Services at (440) 963-0402. The Brecksville office is located at 8221 Brecksville Rd. Brecksville, OH 44141 Suite 103.