Truthfully, I love God with most of my sometimes-stony heart.
I really do. It’s all very messy & imperfect.
He’s the pure-hearted one & I’m the enthusiastic hot mess.
I trust God to love and transform me.
Faith meant feeling, thinking & doing the right things.
in the midst of disasters, terrible pain, and epic fails.
My fearful perspective dissolved into a lake of tears.
Now, I simply focus on loving & being loved by God.
Speaking with my real voice & loving authentically.
I have a unique ability
to help people see their story from a fresh and empowering perspective.
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”
1 John 4:16 NIV
“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:32 NIV
“The entire law is summed up in a single command: Love your neighbor as yourself”
Gal 5:14 NIV
I’m a proud Mom and Grandmother.
Hubby and I love music festivals and entertaining friends in our backyard.
I take walks, build puzzles and sew curtains to de-stress.
I might possibly hear God’s voice more clearly at the beach.
My bachelor’s degree is in Linguistics, from University of California, Davis.
My master’s degree is in Marriage & Family Therapy, from Fuller Theological Seminary.
I’ve been in private practice as Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 1997.
I’ve taught at Western Seminary for 18 years.
AFTER TALKING WITH SUSAN, I’VE HAD A STRONGER SENSE OF DIRECTION AND CLARITY OF PURPOSE. I’M GRATEFUL FOR HER INSIGHT, CANDOR, AND WISDOM.
I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE
OVERCOME CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS,
RELATIONSHIP PITFALLS, SPIRITUAL FATIGUE AND
INCONSISTENT SELF-CARE. THIS PASSION DRIVES ALL
MY WRITING, COACHING, SPEAKING AND THERAPY.