"My clients appreciate how real and raw it can get"
Glad to see you are reaching out for support = good job! I have helped many people work through their concerns and difficult challenges they are facing and would like to help you too. I have a very straight forward, assertive and somewhat irreverent communication style. We work hard, bravely dig as deep as we need to and have some belly laughs along the way. My clients feel free to share the good, bad and the ugly. Let's roll up our sleeves and get to work!
I can help you:
Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
Build healthier relationships
Improve your mood & energy level
Find a better balance in your life
Change self-defeating patterns
Feel better about yourself
Counseling Philosophy and goals:
Take charge of your own life
Build on your strengths and assets
Manage stressful issues or concerns
Live a self-directed, joyful, productive life
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) I have been a Licensed Mental Health Professional since 1986. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker I hold the highest level of licensure available with The Minnesota Board of Social Work. That license might sound like a mouthful but you can rest assured you are in good hands with me as your therapist.
Areas of specialization and therapy goals include:
Getting in touch with yourself and purpose in life
Stress, anxiety & depression management
Unhealthy marriage & divorce
Intimacy, sensuality, sexuality
Grief, death and loss support300
Addiction & Recovery
Infertility - Adoption
Ulcerative Colitis, chronic illness
E.M.D.R., post traumatic stress
Learning how to play again = Thinking outside the familiar = Making new friends and finding new adventures you really enjoy
Learning the language of emotions, how you really feel and how to communicate better with the people in your life.
Sue Gallucci works with adults and adolescents in individual, couples and family therapy. Using a non-judgmental, straight forward approach (with a dash of humor on the side), combining a variety of techniques geared towards each individual's learning style, Sue works to find the approach that works best for you.
Individuals, Couples & Family Therapy
Unlike individual sessions where you are the client in couple & family therapy the relationship is the primary client. We will work together to sort through the things that are helping and hurting your chances of having and maintaining a healthy relationship. In order to make the most out of couple & family therapy I often have several individual sessions too so we can see what baggage you each bring into the relationship and get you to clean that out on your own.
Teen & Young Adult Therapy
Just about every concern or problem an adult faces was present in some form when they were young. If they had developed a better understanding of life and coping strategies in their youth whatever they are facing now would be easier for them. It is sad that so many parents ignore the signs or figure the child will outgrow it so they kind of blow them off. Almost every adult that finally comes in to see me wishes they had come in much sooner.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
I want you to know that it’s not only big, bad past traumas, as if they are a capital “T” that can negatively affect you today. It is more often small traumas, like a little “t” or even just maladaptive coping strategies, views of the world, ourselves and people that we formed when we were very small children that kick into play, seem to intermittently trigger and kidnap our current selves and do not serve us well now. Either way I can help you sort through it and incorporate Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) when applicable
Anxiety & Stress
Anxiety like stress is a culmination of other feelings so the first step is to decipher what the underlying feelings and contributing factors are in your life that are adding up to cause the stress or anxiety. We can sort through the variables to make sure all the factors in your life are healthy and develop an array of coping strategies you can use to keep your life running smoothly.
"If you're ready to be a good student, I am a good teacher"
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RESOURCES FROM SUE
From book suggestions to interesting online articles, Sue shares resources that she finds invaluable. Whether just a good comfy read, or a piece on a clinically specific topic, Sue has suggestions to fit your mood, your need and your interest.
Sue Gallucci has been a guest on radio shows and podcasts across the nation, and now showcases her own podcast. With guests ranging from educators to specialists to simply individuals with unique insights, follow along in Sue's Sessions. Find out: Who is on Sue's couch today.
Witty, raw and moderately uncensored, Sue Gallucci discusses the tough topics and shares insights into unpacking and addressing the hard questions we all face. From anxiety to depression, PTSD to marital struggles, we all have our own demons to face.