Susan A. Shirley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy (Mental Health/Behavioral Health/Emotional Health/Addictive Disorders) and maintains a private practice/consultant in both Florida and Louisiana.
With over 25 years experience a Licensed Therapist, and as a graduate of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette specializing in Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Depression/Anxiety/Adjustment Disorders and Difficulties; Addictions and Impulse Control behaviors; Body Image/Disordered Eating/Eating Disorders; Self Worth and Self-Esteem; Trauma issues; Marital and Family Conflicts (High Conflict Marriages, Separation/Divorce, Reunification, Blended families); various behavioral issues and life challenges.
In addition to being a respected and trusted therapist, Susan Shirely has presented at University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Allied Nursing and Social Services Continued Education Department speaking on the topics of Body Image/Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders with addition of general addictions components
Susan Shirley is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Education: B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Vovational Rehabilitation Counseling/Mental Health Counseling Core Curriculum from the University of Lousiana in Lafayette, La; Post Graduate Courses in Counseling from Florida Atlantic University in South Florida
License, Certifications & Awards: LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor - Fl.);CAP (Internationally Certified Addictions Professional-FL and IC &RC); LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor-LA); LAC (Licensed Addictions Counselor - LA); SAP (Substance Abuse Professional - D.O.T. provider); NCCE & NCPC ( Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator and Parent Coordinator); CRC ( Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor); NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor)
Professional Activities and Memberships: NRA (National Rehabilitation Assoc.); LCA (LA. Counseling Assoc.); ACA (American Counseling Assoc.); LASACT (LA. Addiction and Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers); Qualified Supervisor for LPC, LMHC and CAP interns and Clinical Supervisor for Nurses pursuing Nurse Practitioner Credential
Rotary, Girl Scouts of the USA, Jr .League of Lafayette