Water's Edge Counseling & Healing Center

Susie Schrader, M.Ed, MA, LPCCLicensed Professional Counselor

Exploring and cultivating client strengths, unique creativity and curiosity are areas that Susie focuses on in therapy. She believes that her clients are always doing the best they can with the skills they have and that her clients’ skills can always deepen. As a middle school science teacher for over a decade she discovered her passion for working with adolescents and families in distress. With three children of her own and foster parent too many, Susie’s gentle maternal approach has garnered much life experience with the importance of holding boundaries. Being an adoptive mother of a special needs child, has necessitated working extensively and successfully with state and county social services. Susie is trained in EMDR (eye movement, desensitization, and re-processing therapy), Sacred Art of Living and Dying (end of life therapeutic interventions), and Level 1 Trauma-Focused Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.  With a background in science, she incorporates biology, physiology, and neurology into therapy. Susie holds close her spiritual journey and will respect and uphold your spiritual choices and beliefs as well. She holds Masters Degrees from both the University of Minnesota and Bethel University.