Suzanne Benoit LCSW, CCTP, CGP, CLC provides video-based private counseling and certified life coaching to individuals struggling with concerns such as personal issues – abuse, self-esteem, relationship issues and development – workplace dynamics, harassment or trauma to name a few, in a one-on-one private session arranged in advance.
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MY THERAPEUTIC PHILOSOPHY
Safe & Comfortable Environment
Though I have expertise, I do not see myself standing apart from my clients in an ivory tower. It’s important that clients see me as a fellow flawed human being with the expertise to support their journey.
We are all trying to achieve a more serene, less anxious way of living. I would never require clients to share or do anything in therapy that would violate our trusting relationship. You must feel safe and comfortable to share your fears and concerns so you can move forward towards enhanced mental and emotional health.
My personal philosophy is to be as kind and nonjudgmental to folks around me as possible, while striving to do my best in whatever I tackle. I can see the good in everyone and form relationships with a wide variety of individual personalities and styles.
I believe in second chances and helping to create an open, supportive environment in which people can do their best. I believe that the consequences for negative behavior should fall to the person who is responsible for hurting others, and often help clients resist the temptation to rescue others from the consequences of theirs.
A Journey Toward Enhanced Emotional Health
Like so many others, emotional trauma has been a part of my own life. I am 25 years sober in 2022 and well-versed in the principles of both Alcoholics Anonymous and it’s companion program Al-Anon, though I am not specifically an addictions counselor.
Whatever mistakes you’ve made, I have either made those or ones like them. I believe in the benefits of doing our own personal work—individual and group therapy as well as self-help groups and other treatments. I have worked hard on my own recovery and am proud of where I am today. I would love to help you on your journey to your own enhanced emotional health!
Folks who come to me for support are struggling with . . .
|Coaching and Therapy for Professionals
|Self-care and wellbeing
|Self-esteem and confidence
|Balancing clients, job and family
|Understanding the effects of trauma
|General grieving and loss
|Navigating unhealthy work cultures
|The loss of loved one to suicide
|Navigating the challenges of the job
|Issues associated with general therapy
|Confidence in boundary setting
Our work will often include the following:
- Supporting behavior changes
- Improved communication
- Improved boundary setting
- Improved self-care and wellbeing
- Learning what we can and cannot control
- Decreasing unproductive controlling behaviors
- LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- CCTP – Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- CGP – Certified Grief Professional
- CLC – Certified Life Coach
- SPHR – Senior Professional in Human Resources
- SHRM SCP – Society for Human Resource Management, Senior Certified Professional