Susan Pagels, LCPC - Illinois Therapist at Grow Therapy

Susan Pagels

Susan Pagels

23 years of experience

We all struggle with obstacles that seem insurmountable but I believe everyone has the power within themselves to reach for the stars. Sometimes it takes baby steps and often we need someone we can trust to lend a helping hand. I will be there to listen and offer that hand. I am an empathetic, mental health professional with 20 years experience counseling children, adolescents and adults. . I welcome diversity and am experienced servicing the LGBTQ community. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session together, we'll start with brief introductions, then dive into the specific challenges you're facing. This will help me create a tailored plan for us to work through in follow-up sessions

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

My therapeutic approach is eclectic incorporating behavior therapy, CBT and TA. My extensive background in musical theater has provided me with the skills to incorporate psychodrama, music therapy and puppetry into my therapeutic interventions

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I am highly accomplished in dealing with mood disorders, childhood trauma, ADHD, ODD and PTSD.

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