Susan Nakaweesa | MS, CMHC

Community-Based Counselor

Susan Nakaweesa is Community-Based Counselor at JFS. Her passion is to help the suffering work through their painful experiences and restore normal functioning. Susan proudly provides emotional and behavioral support in community settings, through treatment approaches tailored to meet the client’s needs; she believes in the possibility and ability of each individual to develop resiliency by drawing from their inner strengths.

Susan is a certified Parenting Education Facilitator and holds a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She has worked with children and adolescents for over 15 years in the teaching profession and previously worked for JFS as a Career Counselor for the FutureLink workforce development program.

Susan is a mother and loves spending time with family and friends. As a believer in possibilities, she is driven by the proverb, “Where there is a will, there is a way.”

Licenses and Certifications

  • NFRC PEF (Parenting Education Facilitator)

 

Approaches and Theories

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Play-Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

 

Populations and Issues

  • ADD / ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence / Abuse
  • Life Transitions / Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teens
  • Young Adults