Suzanne Schaeffer, MC, NCC, CCMHC, LPC

Counselor Summary

Suzanne Schaeffer

Suzanne (“Sue”) received a Master in Counseling (MC) Degree from the University of Delaware with a Concentration in Agency Counseling. She is a certified National Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor since 1994 and obtained her Professional Counseling License in Pennsylvania when licensure was established in 2002.

Sue has practiced as a professional counselor since 1985, initially in Delaware and then in Pennsylvania. Her experience has been with both adults and children in general practice. She has given presentations on the topics of parenting, suicide, stress management, ethics, community resources, and LGBTQI issues. She has facilitated support groups for adoptive parents and moderated activity groups for both children and the elderly. She has coordinated outpatient clinical mental health clinics for children. 

Sue’s preferred approach is cognitive-behavior therapy – how our thought patterns affect our emotional responses and behavior. This is a proven method for assisting clients to make positive change in their lives and allows for a variety of tools and techniques that can be personalized. 

Sue sees therapy is a process in which a client sets goals for positive change in life and progresses, with assistance, toward independence in achieving these goals. She looks forward to assisting you.

Client Focus

  • Adults, Adolescents 16+, Marital / Couples Counseling

Clinical Orientation

  • Psychodynamic (Insight Oriented), Person-Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Strength Based, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Education

  • Masters Degree in Agency Counseling, May 1987
    University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, January 1983
    Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Professional Licensure/Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Pennsylvania since 2002
  • National Certified Counselor since 1994
  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor since 1994

Specialties

  • Gender Identity concerns/LGBTQI
  • Relationship issues
  • Stage of life issues
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Stress relief
  • Grief
  • Trauma