Susan Sparks

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

Through my life I have worked with people of all ages in a variety of settings. I have always had a passion to care for and help others. I have worked and volunteered in the community for over 35 years. I saw many things in the community that concerned me especially in the area of mental health. I wanted to make a difference by helping others make a difference in our world. I achieved my Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois in 2011 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2013.
As a therapist I working in a private therapy office I have had the experience to help couples struggling with their relationships. I believe communication, respect and dedication are a few of the keys to resolving relationship challenges. As a therapist I have worked with men, women, couples, families, young adults and children using a life approach tailored to the unique needs of each person. I use therapeutic strategies to help with behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and anger management, to name a few. I use research based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Mind fullness practice and Holistic Therapies.
I believe that each person has the capabilities to meet and manage the challenges they face, some requiring more guidance than others. I believe everyone no matter what age has strengths that they can draw on. I offer support for individuals to overcome obstacles and to realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy and productive lives.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149.016759 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Susan has been the biggest blessing we could have experienced. The level of care, love, and empathy she brings to her clients and sessions makes us feel so open, safe, and just allows us to let go a guide the process. I feel like she really takes the time to understand the people she's working with in order to support and help with all the tools she is equipped with. She's the best counselor I've ever experienced and has truly changed our lives. In the best way possible!