Hello, my name is Susan Gibbons and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with an MA in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. Pastoral Counseling is a clinical counseling approach that integrates spirituality into the process of healing.
The central concern in therapy is how to help someone manage their suffering. I will provide the safe space for you to risk sharing your story so you can grow in greater awareness of yourself and begin to heal the pain within.
I view counseling as a privilege and a partnership between the individual and therapist. I utilize a variety of interventions to help client’s achieve their goals set in therapy on day one.
There is no more important journey than healing the pain within that hurts, discovering the joys of who you are, creating meaning and purpose in your life, while simultaneously enabling the expression of healthy emotions, developing more secure relationships, and managing life stressors.
“when you risk sharing what hurts the most in the presence of someone who will not invade you or abandon you, you can discover within yourself what Jesus called the pearl of great price [Matthew 13:46], your invincible preciousness in the midst of your fragility.”
Spoken by James Finley in Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations – Sept 16, 2020