Suzanne Laberge, LCPC
I wanted to be an artist. I thought I would be a writer. I was a hairdresser. I discovered the field of Expressive Therapy at Lesley (now) University which put together all my interests and skills and received my Masters. I worked at several agencies and have had a private practice in Portland since 1995. I closed my beautiful studio in September, and have been using Telehealth since last March.
To my great astonishment, I find it effective.
I start with building a relationship, and treatment evolves from
there, as the client feels safe and comfortable. Telehealth limits some activities, and is more difficult with small children, but art, writing, poetry, and whatever else seems useful, are employed to meet the basic goal of awareness; the first step toward choosing new behaviors, attitudes and ultimately effecting a desired change.
|I am an older woman who has had two marriages and two divorces, raised four children as a single mother, have 7 grandchildren. I have lived and worked in the city and the country. I love to travel, read novels and paint furniture. Currently I enjoy living alone. I am totally fascinated by people’s life stories, no two alike, but all variations on emotional themes.|
Other treatment approaches: Identifying the interior personalities that direct our lives.
- Eating Disorders
- Coping Skills
- Life Transitions
- Peer Relationships
- Foster Care Parenting & Adjusting
- Substance Abuse/Co-ocurring Treatment
- Expressive Arts
- Family Systems
- Narrative Therapy
- Play Therapy
- Strength Based