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Get to know Spurwink Affiliate Provider, Susan Shaw!

By January 31, 2020 February 3rd, 2020 Blog
Susan Shaw

Meet Susan Shaw, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with offices in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and an Affiliate Provider for Spurwink! Susan has been affiliated with Spurwink since 2016 and became interested in working with us after our “friendly and professional response” to her inquiry. When Susan isn’t in private practice, you can catch her volunteering or spending time with friends. For more information about our Affiliate Providers, or to make a referral, visit our website at providers.spurwink.org. If you are interested in becoming an affiliate, please visit us at spurwink.org/join-us/affiliate-providers.

When I’m not in private practice, I’m: Volunteering in community and political endeavors and spending time with friends.

Why behavioral health matters to me: Behavioral health matters to me because I have observed the ways in which people suffer from not feeling that they matter and not knowing how to identify and verbalize their feelings. In order to reconnect with their authentic selves they need to acknowledge the parts of themselves they may have long ignored.

My favorite way to de-stress: Taking a long walk with my dog, preferably on the beach.

Words to live by: “Habit is the enemy of experience.”

Most interesting thing I’ve read recently: “Pachinko” is the most interesting book I’ve read recently as I knew little of the personal conflicts between Korean and Japanese people.

The music I jam to alone in the car is: The music I jam to in my car is most often music from the 70’s and 80’s…Beatles, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Doors, Rolling Stones….

Favorite ice cream: Coconut Almond Bar from Beal’s

Recent Netflix obsession: “The Irishman”

Sweet or salty?: Both!

Mountains or beach?: Beach