Suzanne Morris (DCEP,LMFT,MA)
I received a master's degree in 1985 in Applied Behavior Science. I saw how Family of Origin issues had so much impact on our behaviors so I chose to become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I worked for 3 years with people who had experienced a stroke and their family members and got really interested in how our brain works. I trained in EMDR in order to help those with trauma. I trained in Educational Kinesiology as well as Touch For Health in order to help people with both body and mind issues. I kept moving deeper into the core of what sets our patterns of behavior and how we hold tension in our body and trained in Pre and Perinatal Shock and Trauma. I then looked for the fastest and least traumatizing therapy I could find for my clients and trained in Thought Field Therapy and later Emotional Freedom Technique and Energy Psychology. I offer talk therapy as well as working with the body to retrain the brain. Many of these modalities work with the energy systems in the body such as the meridian system used in acupuncture (but I don’t use needles.) It can allow people to eliminate simple phobias in one session. Complex issues take longer but generally move faster than just talking and you don’t stay in the pain as long in the process of working with the issue/situation. I became interested in learning disabilities along the way and work with ADD/ADHD and high functioning Asperger’s. When I work with children who have either of those diagnoses I need to have at least one parent who is willing to work with me both inside and outside the session to help their child. Generally those parents who don’t want to have their children on drugs come to work with me. I also have helped those with cancer move through treatment with less impact from the chemotherapy and radiation as well as deal with the fears and family patterns that affect health. All of these things have major impacts on couples and families. Because of my training I’m aware of the dynamics in family systems and can help couples and families deal with the changes in their relationships as they deal with their issues. I really foster a sense of gentle holding of everyone in the family so that all feel supported as change occurs. I assume a problem-solving approach in working with clients: identifying problems, setting goals and working together toward solutions. I take an active role in psychotherapy as a "coach" or "consultant" - sharing observations, giving feedback, supporting and challenging behaviors or ideas or offering suggestions. I give people information and exercises they can use outside of therapy in order to both move change along as well as cope in the every day world. I believe that relationship issues (with your self, partners, children, parents, siblings, friends, teachers, employers, employees) are important to address. I do individual, couple and family therapy. I’ve worked with children as young as 2 and as old as 80. I’ve worked with a variety of health issues. Whatever spiritual or sexual orientation you have, you are welcome. What I do works with the body, mind and spirit as a whole. Please contact me with questions.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
It's thrilling for me to see people grow and become happier and healthier in their lives and relationships. I love what I do!
Between $81-120 per session