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Susan has Comprehensive knowledge and experience in clinical social work, emphasizing counseling across sexual addiction and substance abuse. Highly effective skills in evaluating, organizing, and communicating for optimum results in problem-solving. 

Well-developed interpersonal/motivational expertise.Proven ability to help people establish and achieve realistic goals. Master of Social Work from Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human ServicesfromEmpire State College Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist International Institute for Trauma and Addictive Disorders; specializing in the treatment of sex addicts, partners& substance abuse as well as counseling for the Substance Abusing Sex Offender Program.

Susan’s experience includes; the Center for Addiction, Recovery & Empowerment, Gambling Program, Coordinator South Oaks Hospital and Senior Counselor/Coordinator for the Substance Abusing Sex offender program. Conducting counseling to individuals and groups across a broad spectrum of psychosocial issues and disorders –handling a caseload of up to 30 clients.

Consistently maintaining an effective counseling atmosphere –varying the pace and focus of counseling to accommodate the diversified needs of individuals at different developmental levels. Developing and utilizing a variety of motivational methods to stimulate interests and achieve appreciable rehabilitative gains. Providing emotional support, guidance, 1:1 support; behavioral modification; closely monitoring individuals in crisis situations; de-escalating individuals through effective verbal intervention.

Preparing extensive reports on behavior/progress and assessments; motivating clients and families to set priorities and objectives; researching and advising families on resources and referrals. Effectively assessing the immediate and continuing needs of clients and establishing priorities for providing appropriate counseling interventions based on acuity level; communicating a response to from counseling efforts to members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Developing, coordinating, and conducting an intensive outpatient program for level I, II, and III sex offenders at two agencies–taking charge of all procedures in Director’s absence Performing intake assessments/diagnoses of patients. Identifying and analyzing physical/psychological impairments –developing action/treatment plans –accessing services –coordinating vocational, educational, recreational, and special event programs. Meeting specifications, regulatory factors, confidentiality laws.