Reflective Moments Counseling Center, LLC was created from a dream striving to make a difference in people’s lives. There are times in life when people struggle with different situations.
Possible situations may include:
Research reports one out of five people experiences some type of mental and/or behavioral health concern in their lifetime. Many of these individuals report feeling less valued, disrespected, not important, and have little confidence or a voice to speak up.
Working together as a team is a primary goal. As the therapist and client become a team, they identify the problems, work on finding healthy solutions, and then implement strategies that often reduce the client's distress. By identify stresses and concerns, developing positive action plans, and then implementing healthy strategies, people begin to bring peace and joy back into their lives.
Working in Mental and Behavioral Health in Scottsdale and Phoenix with over 30 years of experience, Suzi has worked in Arizona the majority of her professional career. She began at Phoenix Children's Hospital, working in the areas of Developmental Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Professional Fundraising. She developed a national curriculum, "The Siblings Exchange Program," with Dr. Raun Melmed. In addition, they worked closely with agencies such as Pilot Parents (Raising Special Kids) and SARRC, assisting children and families dealing with all types of disabilities and chronic illnesses. Suzi then had a brief stay at Yavapai Medical Regional Center in Prescott, AZ working with adults and seniors in the hospital. She worked as a school Social Worker for 27 years, shaping the lives of youth and their families. In addition, Suzi taught at Ottawa University and then expanded her skills in clinical therapy, supervision, and program development for two mental and behavioral health agencies. Working together with her clients, she strives to make changes in supporting children, youth, and adults in all areas of their lives. In the last 15 years, she has focused on expanding her skills with the geriatric population both in homes and in facilities. She feels privileged to work with these wonderful clients and looks forward to the future.
Sometimes, counseling can be threatening or scary. The approach Suzi continues to use is to help the client feel comfortable, build rapport, and identify goals to make a change in their lives. Her overall goal is to teach skills so that the client can move forward in a healthy manner.