Get to know Suzanne
Suzanne grew up in Denton, Texas, where she learned to love Tex-Mex, Texas Sheet Cake, and Blue Bell ice cream. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Spanish and a secondary teaching certificate from the University of North Texas in 1994, she attended Dallas Theological Seminary where she earned a Master of Theology in 2000. During her years spent working as a writer and phone counselor for a Christian radio ministry in the DFW area and a director of community and women for a young adult ministry at a church in Northern Virginia, Suzanne developed a heart to counsel others full-time and returned to Dallas Theological Seminary in the fall of 2019 to pursue her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. She is currently a Master’s-Level Intern who expects to graduate in December of 2021. Suzanne is certificated in PREP, MarriageCore, and RelateStrong, and has trained in Gottman Marriage Therapy Level 1.
Suzanne’s desire to help people overcome their fears and find their inner strength is rooted in her own childhood journey of being born two months early and having minor Cerebral Palsy as a result of being born prematurely. Because she spent her childhood having several surgeries and working with physical therapists to walk more correctly, Suzanne knows what it is to feel “different” as a teen and the work it takes to learn to love and accept the person one was created to be. Her journey as a teen has given her a heart for young people. She also enjoys helping young adults learn to launch and because she was a single adult for 20 years, also guiding singles to navigate relationships and adjusting for the first time to the work-world.
More recently, Suzanne has worked with: families in crisis; married couples who desire to grow in their communication with each other, sexual intimacy, and parenting skills; empty-nesters trying to reconnect after their children have left; the “sandwich generation” trying to care for children and aging parents, and women and men working through broken dreams and past trauma.
When she’s relaxing, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her husband in the mountains of North Georgia, playing with her ornery yet loveable, black and tan dappled Dachshund Rocket, and enjoying great food and conversation with good friends.