PRONOUNS: SHE / HER
Suzy is a licensed social worker and therapist with a combined 12 years of experience in the field of clinical social work, education, and youth programming. She specializes in adolescent mental health and youth development in integrated settings, such as schools and community based organizations. She has earned a Master’s degree in International Education with a focus on Cross-Cultural Education, as well as a Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on Integrated Behavioral Health for Adolescents, at New York University. She is currently studying at the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute.
Suzy is currently a school-based therapist for the Department of Education in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Her approaches to psychotherapy are holistic, trauma-responsive, and culturally sensitive. She works collaboratively with students and their families to identify strengths, promote self-empowerment, and support resilience. She takes into special consideration how chronic stress and/or trauma impacts both psychological and physiological well-being. Prior to her work as a therapist, Suzy ran yoga and mindfulness programs for children, teens, and staff in NYC schools and graduated from the Yoga Ed. Trainer Institute in 2014. Outside of work, Suzy finds joy in being outdoors, reading cookbooks, perusing farmer’s markets, and especially spending time with her two children and husband.