Hello! My name is Sue, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Working in the field for over a decade, I thoroughly appreciate the opportunity to work with others who need support. I believe that psychotherapy can help make lasting changes and leave an immense impact on one’s life. I see therapy as a partnership of working together to create goals, using evidence-based treatment to help one meet those goals, and providing techniques and skills one can take to apply skills independently.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which I specialize in, aims to address the connection between our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and make dynamic changes to help improve our life. I also have experience using Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing, and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and use different techniques depending on the specific aims of treatment. My goal when working with someone in therapy is to help them learn tools and strategies to think better, feel better, and eventually be their own therapist.
I specialize in treatment for older adolescents and adults and those experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, parenting/caregiver stressors, chronic pain, behavioral issues, academic stressors, occupational stressors, and life transitions.
My goal is to be collaborative and make the therapy experience positive, rewarding, challenging, and meaningful. I strive to be empathetic, open-minded, warm, accepting, and comforting while knowing where to push when needed. I am fortunate to support those willing to be open, put in the effort, and trust me to help them make a change.
Having received my Doctorate and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Widener University and my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from King’s College, I have had various training experiences throughout my education and career and have experience working with a wide variety of populations, backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses.
I enjoy spending time with my two young children, husband, and dog when I’m not working. I’m a natural homebody and enjoy good TV, movies, and documentaries. I also love cooking, dance parties with my kiddos, and enjoying the beauty of nature with long walks and fresh air.
Dr. Susan Minnick can provide telehealth sessions to anyone in Pennsylvania.
PA License #: PS017834
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Caregiving for a loved one can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. Often we don’t think about how the caregiver needs support, too. If you are experiencing burnout, our therapists can teach you skills to help you cope.
Depression and anxiety are extremely common, but often under-diagnosed by medical providers during pregnancy and postpartum. Our providers have specialized training to help women with anxiety and depression in this specific period in their lives.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.