Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner, Adult Day Treatment Group Leader
More About Susan Mann
I am passionate about diversity and acculturation issues, relationship/communication concerns, life transitions, LGBT+ and identity exploration, trauma recovery, and codependency. I work with a diverse population, including those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and severe and persistent mental health symptoms. I have experience working in community based mental health, group therapy, dual diagnosis residential treatment settings, and nursing homes.
In a safe, nonjudgmental space, I support increasing self-trust to explore thoughts and feelings and strengthen coping skills. Through a collaborative process, we shift obstructive communication, thinking, and behavior patterns, toward experiencing a more manageable and rewarding quality of life. I draw selectively from various theories -- person-centered, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral concepts and techniques -- according to individual needs.
I enjoy hiking in nature, theater, films, meditation, West African dancing, and being in community with friends.