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Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience serving children and families with special focus on Adoption and Childhood Trauma. With a Master's degree from George Fox University and numerous state licenses, she offers Coaching and Counseling to both children and adults who want to grow in Emotional Regulation, Self Knowledge, Compassion and Resilience. Susan's ongoing training in Trauma-Informed Care and Compassion Fatigue informs her work in healing the narratives of childhood and challenging mindsets that keep us from living in joy and freedom. As an Adoptive Mom, she understands the value of Lifebook creation and the strategies of TBRI which she learned from Dr. Karyn Purvis as both a Clinician and Facilitator. Susan is a Christian therapist and welcomes clients of all faiths, spiritual orientation, and social experiences. She and her husband, Drew, are the proud parents of seven and make their home in Shelbyville, Kentucky.