Susan Stuntzner, PhD, LPC, LMHP, LCPC, ACS, CRC, NCC, BC-TMH
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I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated to assisting individuals and families who experience living with a disability as a part of their everyday life. I specialize in coping with a disability, grief and loss, employment and career transitions, anxiety/depression, personal and relationship issues, skill-building and positive coping (i.e., resilience, forgiveness, and self-compassion), personal empowerment, spirituality, personal values, and education and training about disability.
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My name is Dr. Susan Stuntzner. My background is in Rehabilitation Psychology and rehabilitation counseling. I hold a doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and a master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis on rehabilitation counseling. My background has extensively focused on rehabilitation counseling and the needs of individuals with disabilities. I specialize in coping with a disability, grief and loss, employment and career transitions, anxiety/depression, personal and relationship issues, skill-building and positive coping (i.e., resilience, forgiveness, and self-compassion), personal empowerment, spirituality, personal values, and education and training about disability. In addition, I am a licensed counselor in several states, but I currently practice in Oregon. I am a Board-Approved LPC Supervisor in Oregon, a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Certified Grief Informed Professional.
I have worked in the counseling profession for 25 years in several capacities some of which include being a behavioral skills coach, vocational training program coordinator, vocational evaluator, rehabilitation counselor, counselor, director of accessible education, and faculty member. I have a wide breadth of experience in helping people live with and move past a disability or difficult life events. Throughout my experience, I have worked with a wide range of people including people living with various disabilities and conditions. I am passionate about helping people learn who they are and who they want to be. In more recent years, I worked with college students at the community college level.
As far as my philosophy and clinical approach, I believe that every individual has the ability to face and address their concerns in pursuit of a healthier, happier, and more peaceful way of life. As a part of practice, I utilize an eclectic approach but I have a strong focus on person-centered, cognitive-behavior, and existentialistic components and an emphasis on solution-focus approaches and strategies that help promote forgiveness, self-compassion, and resilience.
If you have any questions, please reach out and ask. I am happy to assist you! I look forward to hearing from you and hope to have the opportunity to work with you soon! Additional information can be found at my Betterhelp profile: https://www.betterhelp.com/susan-stuntzner/#