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About Susan

Susan Clark is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) in Ohio and is certified with the American Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATR-BC). Susan has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. She earned her masters degree in Professional Counseling, as well as a certificate of advanced graduate studies in clinical art therapy, in 2001.

Prior to starting her private practice, Susan was employed in a variety of treatment settings, including a residential recovery center, a studio-based art therapy program, and a large urban community agency serving chronically mentally ill individuals--many of whom struggled with homelessness, addictions, and HIV.

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Susan currently specializes in treating depression, anxiety, and emotion regulation problems using evidence-based and experiential/expressive arts modalities. She holds competencies in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), CBT for eating disorders (CBT-E), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Further, Susan is a strongly trauma-informed clinician. 

Professional, Experienced, and Individualized Counseling & Psychotherapy Services

Susan is a Supervising professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S) In Ohio: ID Number E.1000469 SUPV.

Susan is also a board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC), the highest level of credential for art therapists in the U.S:

ID Number 07-071

Counseling 
DBT Skills Training 
1x1 Art Therapy 

For Adults and Adolescents/Teens

1x1 and group skills training options

For Adults and Adolescents/Teens

Individual counseling focuses on developing skills and strategies for more effectively managing one's moods/emotions, modifying problematic behavioral patterns, and addressing difficulties in relationships.

The client and the counselor work together to identify and prioritize treatment goals, as well as create a solid course of action. The therapy relationship itself--based as it is on trust, mutual respect, consistency, and accountability, provides a crucial element to the change process.

Susan offers standard Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and CBT for eating disorders (CBT-E).

 

Susan also possesses substantial training and experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a mindfulness-based CBT for emotion regulation difficulties, which she integrates into treatment as appropriate.

Please note that Susan provides DBT-informed counseling, rather than comprehensive/FULL-MODEL DBT, at this time.

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WiseMind Counseling is proud to offer high-quality and affordable Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training. 

 

Susan attended an introductory DBT workshop in 2000, as well as a 2-day skills training workshop in 2001 (both facilitated by DBT’s developer, Marsha Linehan, PhD). She began her first skills group soon after. Susan also received comprehensive training from the DBT Center of Michigan (2008).

 

Susan was an individual therapist and skills group leader for seven years at The Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders / The Emily Program’s comprehensive adult DBT program.   

 

Susan continues to pursue opportunities to enhance her efficacy in delivering DBT skills training to her clients.

see the "DBT Skills Training Group" MENU section for info about the weekly 90-minute group for adults.

art therapy employs creative expression throughout the healing process. when facilitated by a trained art therapist, it can foster emotional resilience, insight, self-confidence, and serve as a powerful coping tool.

note: You DO NOT need formal art experience or "talent" to engage in, and benefit from, art therapy.

"Can't draw a straight line"??

No problem!!

For more information about this unique mental health field, please visit the American Art Therapy Association (AATA):

Please see the "DBT-Informed Art Therapy"Section To learn about Susan's books and offerings in this approach.

Susan Offers Both  Virtual 
and In-person 
appointments 

~ Other Areas  of Specialty and 
Interest ~ 

Life stage transitions, grief/ bereavement, pet loss, women’s issues, spirituality, LGTBQIA+, alternative lifestyles, & exploration of personal values.

WiseMind Counseling is a KSU community "SAFE Space Ally." 
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The Safe Space Ally program is a comprehensive, ongoing training offered through the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Training Lab of Kent State University, with the LGBTQ Student Center taking a lead role in providing curriculum and facilitators. The training has the overarching goal of making KSU a safer, more welcoming space for all students. 

     

 To learn more 

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