Suzanne Foley, M.Ed., LPC-S, LMFT
Suzanne Foley graduated with her Bachelor’s of Psychology Degree with an emphasis in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University December of 1985. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology/Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University May of 1987.
She is licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Upon graduating from college with her master’s degree, Suzanne worked at Canyon Lakes Residential Treatment Center for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties.
After working at Canyon Lakes, Suzanne began work with Women’s Protective Services. Suzanne worked as the Program Director and Counselor. Suzanne continued in that role until she received her licenses in 1990.
Suzanne began her private practice in 1990.
“My counseling practice includes adults and children and focuses on individual therapy, marriage counseling, family therapy, group therapy, and LPC supervision.
Although the specific techniques I employ vary, I believe that it is important for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to promote change and to attain goals. Generally, the way people interpret what they think will affect how they feel. Their feelings then, will affect how they react. Therefore, in order for people to make changes in behavior, they must change their thoughts.
I believe that change occurs most readily for clients when they experience the therapist as caring, genuine, congruent, empathetic, and accepting. It is also important for the therapist to be warm, concrete, respectful, and positive. I believe that as clients become more accepting of themselves, they are capable of finding happiness, contentment and success in their lives. I encourage clients, as they are willing, to focus on spiritual development within a Christ-centered therapy relationship.
I have worked with many types of counseling issues over the years, such as: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, recovery issues, personality disorders, stress, problems in living, relationship issues, PTSD, trauma, ADD/ADHD, premarital counseling, parenting, play therapy and filial therapy. Filial therapy is an approach to play therapy that teaches parents to do play therapy with their own children.