Susan Wilkie, Therapist in Florida — Zencare
Susan  Wilkie
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Susan Wilkie

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Florida Accepting Online
Updated November 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Adolescent mental health
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Susan Wilkie is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. She works with adolescence, young professionals, college students and adults. Many of Susan’s clients seek counseling when stressors in life have become unmanageable. She is particularly passionate about serving those who have symptoms of depression and anxiety, going through life's transitions, experiencing grief and loss with advanced training in the area of addiction.

Through a variety of therapeutic techniques, Susan focuses on guiding the client to discover rooted thought patterns that have created problems over and over in life. This insight dislodges those old modes of thinking that are then replaced with new insights and understandings. This clear thinking ignites a profound shift in perception while producing confidence within.

Susan's style is client-centered focused. During the first session, the client is encouraged speak freely about their challenges, concerns and problems in order to pinpoint goals to be established. Through honoring the development of trust and rapport, a vibe is created in the therapeutic relationship that is based on a gentle "Let's get real" and truly uncover what is blocking one from feeling balanced.

Susan received her Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University with a year internship at Ascension Brighton Center for Addiction and Recovery in Michigan. She recently gained experience with grief and loss during three years (and presently) counseling patients and families in hospice.

Outside of private practice, Susan is passionate about her own mind-body-spiritual journey to self-awareness, love and support of her family, the ocean, watching sports, quieting the mind daily in meditation.


Message to clients

Welcome to your transformation track by consciously living a balanced life! Every person has the natural ability to realize within themselves their capacity to create a significant transformation via taking steps to clear thinking. I am committed to this journey with you! In our sessions, you will learn to intuitively gain perspectives about yourself that will lend clarity and simplicity to your quest to feel whole and anew. I am here to help you on your journey of self discovery and regain the confidence to emerge on the other side feeling lighter and more in charge of your life than ever before.

With the right tools and a clearer approach to situations, you can create a balanced outlook on any and all issues that life brings your way.

Just give me a call or send an email and let’s talk about what is going on.

​I look forward to meeting you,

Warmly, Susan

"You cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that created it." --Albert Einstein


Specialties

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-10:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Suncoast Hospice, Counselor, 2018 - Present
The Transition House, inc., Addiction Counselor , 2017 - 2018

Liberty University, MA, 2017
Eastern Michigan University, Bachelors of Education , 1996


Licensure

Florida: MH18533


Languages

English