Bridget Suse

β€œI am passionate about helping people to connect with their values and live authentically.”

Why I became a therapist

I knew I wanted to be a therapist early in life, when I became interested in understanding myself and others on a deeper level. I have always valued creating emotional connections and fostering meaningful relationships. I wanted to provide people with a space to be vulnerable and work through challenges in their lives, where they could feel heard and supported. Having the opportunity to sit with someone in their discomfort and share in their successes is what makes this career so fulfilling. I have had the opportunity to work in various mental health settings throughout my career, including residential treatment programs, schools and community clinics. I am inspired by the relationships I have built with clients over the years and appreciate how we learn from each other in ways that I never expected. I hope to continue to guide and support my clients in connecting with their values and building a life worth living.

Who I work with

I see individuals who are looking for a space to work through their thoughts, feelings and behaviors free of judgment and shame. My clients are seeking to bring awareness to patterns that are no longer serving them and develop new skills to improve their quality of life. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings and welcome people of all races, sizes, genders, ethnicities, abilities and orientations. As a queer therapist, I enjoy working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and the issues we face. My experience includes specializing in clients with depression and anxiety, binge eating and body image distress, Borderline Personality Disorder, and other struggles in regulating emotions and managing relationships.

β€œIt is a privilege to be a part of your personal growth process, and I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgemental space for healing.”

Working With Me

My therapeutic style can be described as warm, authentic and nonjudgmental. I aim to create a space for clients to show up as themselves and feel seen and heard. I work with clients to identify and connect to their personal values in order to create a sense of fulfillment and purpose in their lives. In my practice, I integrate psychodynamic, relational and behavioral approaches depending on the needs of the client. We will work together to identify your goals for treatment, and develop skills and strategies to help you achieve them using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I hope to create a collaborative and balanced relationship between therapist and client where you feel safe and supported in the healing process.

My Qualifications and trainings

  • I received my Masters of Social Work from New York University
  • I completed my undergraduate studies in Psychology at The College of The Holy Cross
  • I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
  • I am a Certified Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapist

Ready to overcome the barriers holding you back?