Susan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor .   She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling from Seattle University and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy from the Northwest Institute of Creative Art Therapies.   She has been a certified equine therapy facilitator and has had her credential from the Equine Growth and Learning Association for six years.
  She has been in professional and private practice for twenty years.   She has supervised interns and case managers as well as conducted trainings for agency staff and private practitioners.   She is skilled in assessing and managing crisis.
  Susan is adept in the use of play therapy and the sandtray and has conducted interactive social skills groups for children which were known for their creativity and effectiveness.   Her expertise is in the use and interpretation of projective drawings.

Her Interests:
Susan is a horsewoman, a dog lover, perennial lily gardener, and watercolor artist. She has experience in dressage competition and has been a participant in martial arts.  Her loves include yoga classes, book clubs and formal meditation.
About Therapy Style
  Susan's philosophy promotes the full functioning of the Self.   It elicits well being and generates healthy life styles.   She combines the effectiveness of "talk therapy" with the use of expressive media.   Horse assisted therapy and art therapy continue to be her specialties.

 Outcomes for the client include:

Brighter Mood and Natural Spontaneity

  Increased Capacity for Intimacy and Relatedness

  Energy for Achieving Initiative and Follow-Through

  Mastery in Self Monitoring and Regulation

  Recovery from Post Addiction Issues

  Experience of Self as Enriched and Enhanced


Rein’-N-Shine is a comprehensive adolescent psychotherapy package, offering Equine Assisted Therapy during the summer months and Expressive Art Theraphy during the winter. Come and engage the real seasons of your life with professional, fullly credentialled clinical support.
Issaquah, WA 98027
/Snohomish, WA
Maple Valley, WA