Susan is a graduate student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary working to complete her master’s degree in Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling. She graduated from Davidson College in 1993 with a Bachelor's in Art History. Susan has also taken four classes through the Christian Counseling Educational Foundation (CCEF), and attends their conferences often. Throughout her life and training, Susan has planted a church alongside her husband in Philadelphia, served as a Network Leader and a Gospel Coach to church planting wives, and is involved in Parakaleo ministry (a ministry for church planting wives). Through her involvement in Parakaleo ministry, Susan has received Coming Alongside training and Group Leadership training. Susan has also served as a Commissioned Woman in her local church. Through these experiences she gained practical, hands-on experience with a variety of populations and life experiences.
Susan has experience providing pre-marital counseling to engaged couples, and is able to come alongside parents experiencing difficulty within their family system. Some areas of interest of hers include: family systems, trauma, and holistic, spiritual care.
Susan believes that the most important part of the counseling process is the therapeutic relationship. She seeks to come alongside her clients through listening and attending well. She engages her clients and their story with understanding as she seeks to support them in their work toward psychological, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Susan lives in Raleigh with husband Geoff, along with their 6 sons. She has a heart for finding beauty in the ordinary. In her free time, she enjoys cultivating her garden, art museums, reading, cooking, and baking.