We can’t control what life will present.


. . . . No Matter What Life Throws Our Way.

Providing in-person and online counseling and psychotherapy in the Greater Sacramento area for individuals, couples, and adults who are adopted.
In-person sessions follow all necessary safety guidelines.


I’m genuinely glad you’re here. I walk alongside my clients, who include individuals, couples, and adults who are adopted as they face some of life’s most overwhelming difficulties to honor themselves and the quality of their relationships as they work towards resilient, purposeful and joyful living.

I provide counseling and psychotherapy for those struggling with the lingering affects of trauma, depression, anxiety, the affects of shame, attachment wounds, life and family change and transition, and relationship difficulties.

I’m an active listener. I embrace challenge. I’m able to connect to others. Mental health, emotional health, neurobiology, and overall physical wellness are my passions. My own life experiences have shown me the value of different perspectives and the importance of quality exploration of our lives, yet with a focus on the future, because that’s where we’re going, right? I’d love to be the person to guide you through the understanding about yourself and your world that leads to swift, effective, and lasting healing.

You can read more about my background at the link below.

Who I Work With


Could you use help navigating life changes and challenges? Letting go of the past? Trusting yourself again? I can hold supportive space for you in these areas and more.


Could your intimate relationships handle conflict better? Have improved communication? Have trust restored? Relationship satisfaction is important and can be explored from an attachment perspective.


As a fellow adopted person, I can help you address grief and loss, the early trauma and its effects on adulthood, building families of our own, and the feelings around search and reunion that accompany our adoption experiences.

Working with Susan was one of the best things I did for myself. Brainspotting was so interesting to try and she explained it so well. It really worked for me.

Former Client, 2020

Life today is hard. But learning about self compassion and my role in my life and relationships gave me such a renewed perspective and with that, hope. Susan played an integral role in this for me and I am grateful.

Former Client, 2019