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Susan Speas

Susan Speas, counseling intern, currently attends the Ed.S. in Counseling Services program at Rider University, ultimately seeking licensure as a NJ State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Susan earned her Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services at Rowan University in 2002 and has been working as a school counselor ever since. She has also worked for several years as an academic advisor (part-time) at the community college level and enjoys working with college students of all ages and backgrounds.

Susan comes to the Center for Counseling and Education with twenty years of school counseling experience. She specializes in working with adolescents experiencing difficulties related to their school environment. Some of these difficulties may include depression, anxiety, trauma, bullying, school avoidance, gender identity, relationships, family life, substance misuse, along with other issues that are social, emotional, or behavioral in nature. Susan is looking forward to working with teens and is equally eager to transfer her skills and knowledge to counsel both children and adults.

She is passionate about connecting with others and building relationships that support her client’s goals and foster positive changes in mindset, perspective, feelings, or behavior. She is guided by a humanistic, client-centered, and holistic therapeutic approach, often integrating cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness theories into her practice.

Susan enjoys the outdoors, Netflix shows, Wordle, books, puzzles, road trips, and spending time with family and friends (both human and feline!)

Expertise:

  • Children, adolescents, adults and families
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Mind/body and Mindfulness
  • School-related issues
  • Trauma-informed care

Fee: $60 for a 45 – 50 minute session