We currently have 1 counselor in Lacey
God wants us to experience abundant life and peace in Him. As a child of God, you possess incredible worth and beauty. Through our sessions, I want you to see and believe that truth for yourself. I offer a compassionate, listening ear and a safe place for you to work through your struggles. As a result of our time together, you’ll be equipped with effective therapeutic techniques to help you process and overcome whatever challenges you may be facing. I look forward to helping you find lasting joy and fulfillment in Him.
My name is Susan Goertz, and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families cultivate healing and growth. As a Christian counselor, I hold faith for you and your recovery. By creating a welcoming place of exploration and connection with self, God, and others, I will work with you to develop a plan of treatment that works for your individual needs. Whether you struggle with couple’s conflict, problems in the family, anxiety, trauma, or issues of aging, I offer you my experience and the unconditional love and grace of Christ as we journey the road to redemption together.
Many of us view ourselves as “less than” what we really are as children of God. As we meet together, I will endeavor to hold the flashlight so to speak, in order to illuminate your path so you can find healing, confidence, and a strong sense of self – ultimately enabling you to create a life worth living. With empathy, adaptability, and humility, I will listen to your story, help you find and identify the root causes of whatever issues you’re facing, and offer practical tools to help you overcome your personal difficulties and challenges.
I desire to create an environment where you can feel safe, seen, and valued for who you are as an individual made in the image of God. I view our time together as a chance to learn, play, risk, heal, and come away impacted by one another. I employ humor and playfulness in sessions when it is appropriate, but also feel very comfortable with intense feelings of anger and grief. I am not overwhelmed easily by big feelings, so I will invite you to bring those in with you to our sessions instead of leaving them at the proverbial door.
Whether you’re dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, porn addiction, relationship issues, or other concerns, I will offer you the same unconditional acceptance and grace that Christ offers. I will work with you to help you overcome the challenges you face so you can live the joy-filled life God desires for you to live. I’ll help you identify and express the emotions you’re feeling so we can get the root cause of your concerns and develop a treatment plan to get you back on the path toward peace and overall health and wellbeing, by God’s grace, truth, and strength.
Deciding to seek out a counselor can be difficult. Admitting you have an issue you can’t conquer on your own can be unbelievably humbling. We were not made to live in isolation, to figure everything out, or to get through all of life’s challenges alone. As one who has encountered storms in life, I can tell you that no matter how strong the wind and the waves may be, you can weather and overcome them through Jesus Christ. Combining my biblical and mental health training with my 23 years of experience in the field, I would be honored to come alongside you to help you find healing and restoration.
I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, families, and children who are seeking healing and restoration. Whether you’re dealing with relationship issues, difficult family circumstances, trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, or other concerns, it would be my pleasure to help you reach a place of recovery, joy, and peace. As a Christian counselor, I believe tremendous growth and transformation can take place when God is involved in the work. No matter what challenge you are facing, I will walk with you on the path from brokenness to wholeness with Christ as our guide.
As your counselor, I bring a great amount of excitement and hope about what Christ can do in your life. Whether you’re experiencing heartache, abuse, confusion, substance abuse issues, divorce, family or relationship issues, or other concerns, I will empathize with you and walk with you toward the light. My desire is for you to gain a better understanding of who you were created to be and how you can use your unique set of strengths and gifts to overcome your challenges with God’s help. I look forward to joining you in the journey of healing and discovery.