Susan Weinstein, MA, LCSW

For more than 20 years  Sue has been working closely with individuals, families and children, not only in the US, but all over the world. Her focus is on helping individuals, at any life stage­—teens, young adults, older adults, parents–move from distress and trauma to healthy functioning. Her therapeutic techniques focus on allowing the mind and body to work together toward healing with the ultimate goal of finding balance and peace in all aspects of life.

Sue provides a warm, safe, welcoming, environment while providing actiontionable, results oriented feedback and tools to her clients. As a trauma surviver herself she understands the need to be gentle, non-judgemental and easy to talk to, and is humbled by the trusting dynamic she is able to create with her clients as they work towards healing.

Her work has evolved into a calling that she finds powerful and transformative and is deeply touched by the interactions with her clients. When not serving others, she enjoys hiking and biking in the colorado mountains.

Experience

In 1992, she began as a volunteer teacher in Cape Town, South Africa. She later acted as an advocate, trainer and manager for several international NGO’s and UN agencies focusing on women and children’s rights and protection throughout Africa and Europe. This global perspective has helped her become a fierce advocate for children and families from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, cultural and economic backgrounds.

After her time abroad, she returned to Denver and pursued dual Master’s degrees from the University of Denver, graduating in 1998 with a Master of Social Work, specializing in children and families, and a Master in International Relations.

Sue began her professional counseling career as a child protection caseworker for the Denver Department of Human Services. This was followed by 9 years working in the Denver Public School system as a school social worker supporting and teaching parenting classes to teen mothers.

Her experience also includes work as a milieu counselor in residential treatment centers and as a therapist in two Denver area pediatricians’ offices. This deepened her expertise working with children struggling with a range of behavioral, emotional, familial, and mental health issues.

Meet Zuco (ZOO-CHO)

Zuco (ZOO-CHO) is currently in training for animal assisted therapy (AAT) but is not yet an “official” therapy dog.  Zuco’s presence is completely optional and you can let Sue know if you would prefer him not to be in the room.

Having Zuco in the therapy room helps people in different ways, but the goal is to provide comfort, encourage trust, elevate mood, and encourage communication. Please feel free to ask any questions about this option when making your first appointment.

Zuco is a bijon-poodle mix and loves to hang out by your side, or is happy to sit close by in his own chair, whichever is more comfortable for you.

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