Clinical Psychologist, retired school psychologist. Suzanne is certified in suicide prevention, nonviolent crisis intervention, and crisis debriefing. Her dog Winnie is in therapy dog training.
Suzanne has over 25 years of professional experience working with diverse populations and connecting with people facing difficult situations of a highly personal nature while directing them towards positive outcomes. She graduated with a MA in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University and began her career in Indianapolis at Noble Developmental Center where she conducted diagnostic assessments to design early intervention treatment plans and sheltered workshop placements for developmentally disabled children and adults.
Upon moving to Colorado in 1981, Suzanne joined Aurora Public Schools mental health staff as a school psychologist. Suzanne collaborated with multidisciplinary teams in identifying a student’s strengths to improve academic, social/emotional, and behavioral functioning. She trained staff on behavioral interventions, facilitated individual and group therapy, taught parenting classes, and developed school wide classroom management programs. Project work included writing a grant and co-managing training district staff to serve on Brain Injury Response Teams, developing the district’s Risk Assessment protocol, consulting with district staff in the treatment of selective mutism, and mediating employee conflicts.
Suzanne is certified in Suicide Prevention, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, and Crisis Debriefing. Upon her retirement from Aurora Public Schools, Suzanne began her teaching at Regis University. She is currently training her puppy, Winnie, to become a therapy dog.