Susie

@suortega

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Name

Susie

Title/Role

Therapist

City

Chicago

Bio

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor (PMH-C) trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).  In 20 years of clinical social work practice, within various therapeutic settings, I have had the privilege of connecting people, families, groups and communities during times of crisis, loss and uncertainty. I learned that these challenges are faired better in the presence of a support system that creates a safe haven for connection and belonging. My professional experience and personal story in trauma recovery, offers a unique lens from which I support, guide and inspire my clients.

I earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work at Loyola University-Chicago. My clinical focus is rooted in Attachment and Family Systems Theory from where I bring a trauma-informed perspective and maintain cultural humility. I believe in helping my clients bridge the gap between mind and body, highlighting the importance of relational and emotional self-awareness. I value my role as a therapist because I am able to offer a therapeutic relationship that serves as a vessel towards healing relational wounds. My commitment to my clients is to provide a space of understanding of their unique perspective, to journey with them towards greater self-awareness and to collaborate with them to identify new strategies for coping with what challenges them the most.

Modality

Individual, Couple, Family

Licenses and Certification

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Certified Perinatal Mental Health Counselor

Training Level

A – Completion of Externship, Core Skills and 8 supervision hours

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Insurance Networks

BCBS PPO

United Healthcare