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With over a decade of experience working with adolescents and their families, Sue’s diverse background lends to a deeper understanding and ability to connect with both students and their parents alike. Over the six years that she has been at Second Nature, Sue has worked with adolescent males and females with a wide range of issues including emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression, defiance, substance abuse, poor communication, and relationship dissonance.
Sue has a Master’s in Education from the University of New York and will be receiving her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health counseling from the University of Phoenix. After working as a teacher in New York for 5 years, Sue joined the Second Nature team in 2015. Sue became a Senior level field instructor, and from there was promoted to the management team as the Assistant Program director.
Sue also has experience working at equestrian assisted facility in Utah specializing in supporting clients with anxiety and depression by focusing on mindfulness for self and building relationships with others.
By using a holistic approach as a foundation, Sue incorporates Adlerian therapy, Narrative therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Her views on accepting each individual and encouraging authenticity, helps her to build rapport with clients of all ages.
Originally from central New York, Sue loves being outside and experiencing all that Utah has to offer. With a deep appreciation for different cultures and perspectives, Sue loves to travel both internationally and throughout the US. Sue practices yoga, trail runs, and enjoys the time spent with her family and her dog, Kayu.