We currently have 2 counselors in Oak Harbor
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.
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.
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.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA), I have experience working with children, teens, adult individuals, couples, families, and groups. In my practice I focus on the whole person – not just mental health, but also physical, emotional, and spiritual health. My desire is for you to experience growth in every area of your life and come to know the true and lasting joy that can be found in Jesus Christ. With compassion and grace, I offer counseling for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflict, grief, abandonment, and much more.
Knowing when it’s time to seek counseling takes wisdom, courage, and humility. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have experience in helping people who feel broken and unsure about the future. My goal is to help you seek positive change in all areas of your life. Anxiety, depression, aging, codependency, sexual abuse, and other traumas affect our relationships with those we want to love, including ourselves. I’m here to walk with you on your unique journey and welcome you to explore faith as a way to enhance your life and recovery.
As your counselor, I will ensure that you are heard and understood in every session. I am here to help you be the best version of yourself. My goal is to empower you to understand yourself in all aspects of your life and for you to use that knowledge to guide the path you take. I will ensure that the time we spend together is valuable and will allow you to grow as an individual and in the way in which you present yourself in this world.
Helping couples heal their relationships by first better understanding themselves is what I do as a Christian counselor. I offer you support and insight for overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of forming lasting, fulfilling relationships with others and God. Whether you’re looking for marriage or premarital counseling, together we will strive to learn more about yourself, how you affect others, and how they affect you. With this knowledge, you can learn how to make healthy choices that will help you grow in all the relationships in your life.
Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, an eating disorder, depression, trauma recovery, relationship issues, challenges with your child or teenager, or some other obstacle, Christian counseling can help. As a Doctor of Psychology with over 15 years of clinical experience, I look forward to working with you to find lasting relief from your concerns. With empathy, compassion, and professional expertise, I will help you discover practical, achievable steps toward a healthy, thriving life and peaceful relationships with others. Don’t let another day go by without taking the next step toward your own personal well-being.
Life should be more than just pain and trials. Though they can serve a purpose, I believe that God has much more in store for you. My hope is to help you discover the wonderful joys and strength that lie beneath the pain and trauma you might be facing. Through Christ, we can conquer fear and find freedom, healing, and purpose. Whatever challenges you face, I offer you a safe place for you to discover all that God can do for your life.
I believe the family unit is one of the most important aspects of our society. If family bonds can be strengthened, many other issues in this world will resolve themselves. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Associate, I seek to work with families to identify needs and trigger points and provide healthy solutions grounded in faith. Counseling sessions with my clients may address the union between husband and wife, parent to child relationships, past family experiences, and other interpersonal dynamics. If you feel as if you’re stuck in an unhelpful cycle, I’ll seek to help you to find peace.
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.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and experienced Christian Conflict and Relationship Coach, it is my privilege to help individuals, couples, and families work through the challenges and struggles that they face in life. Whether you’re dealing with difficulty in your marriage, other relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, or some other conflict or concern, I would be honored to help you find the tools you need to experience the peace and healing you desire.
God blessed me with rich life experiences as a classical musical artist before mid-life. Having lived a full life before becoming a therapist, and in particular as a minority as well as being a woman, allows me to provide informed and compassionately present client care, and an added capacity to empathize with the human condition. I also have five higher education degrees that include degrees in psychology (neuroscience research focus) and clinical social work with intensive training on counselling those with life-limiting illnesses. My hope is that through counseling, you will experience God’s beauty, healing, and recovery, and ultimately a celebration of all that is in store for you in your unique personal journey hand-in-hand with our Lord. Together, let’s remind each other incessantly to keep our eyes on Jesus and “Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your path straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I am passionate about meeting people in their darkest places to help them discover their best self. I support my clients in developing a solid self so they can remain grounded while facing life's challenges. Whether you are confronting your fears, mourning a loss, finding your voice, or healing from trauma, I believe God is present and actively working on your behalf. The foundation of my work is based upon the belief that all people have intrinsic significance and every person’s story matters and is worth hearing.
I have a God-given passion for seeing individuals and families walking in wholeness and healing. I honor your courage to pursue a more fulfilling and joy-filled life. If you are ready to take the first steps toward positive change, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you. It is my greatest joy to walk with clients as they come into alignment with who they are purposed and called to be. As a Christian counselor, I see the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative process as I partner with my clients and rely on the Holy Spirit's presence and participation as both comforter and revealer of truth and wisdom.
As a Christian therapist, I understand that healing can take time. With an open mind and acceptance, I offer a space for you to process your concerns and offload the burdens you carry. Together we will work to understand the root cause of your pain, then establish a plan for change and recovery. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, or other circumstances, it is my privilege to walk alongside you in your journey, helping you to discover ways to overcome your challenges and find strength in God.
There is no “magic bullet” or easy shortcut for most of life’s problems. The degree to which we overcome such challenges is the degree to which we work on them. Christian counseling is one effective way of “putting in the work,” so to speak. If you’re looking for lasting positive change in your life, Christian counseling may be the answer. I will use my professional training and decades of counseling experience to help you overcome the concerns you face. Together and with God’s help, you can find a place of healing and peace in Him.
As a counselor, I seek to be sensitive to my clients’ physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual condition during any given session, following their lead to determine which direction we’ll go with our conversation. I try not to push beyond their capacity, but rather gently guide and point things out as we travel together on the path toward healing and well-being. I provide a welcoming, judgment-free zone in which clients can share their burdens and feel heard and understood. I’d love to chat with you about how you can write a new chapter in your story.
Have you ever struggled with doubt, failure, or addiction? I have, and I know that redemption is possible through Christ. My hope for you is to find healing and wholeness. I’m honored to use my experiences and faith to help you reclaim and fortify your life though faith-based counseling. Whatever you’ve been through, I offer you a safe and understanding place where you can find your path to freedom. Together, we can discover lasting and positive change though the love, mercy, and grace of Christ.
One of my greatest joys is to connect with people on a relational level. My multicultural background and experience enable me to relate well to numerous types of individuals. I enjoy integrating God’s Word into every aspect of life and believe that even the most dire circumstances can be transformed for good with the help of the Holy Spirit. One of my passions is to coach individuals toward reaching their personal and professional ambitions. I would love to meet with you to discuss how we can work together to achieve your aspirations.
As your counselor, I am here to support you through whatever conflict you are facing. Through our sessions together, I will teach you the tools you need to be the best version of who God created you to be. As a Christian social worker, my desire is to serve my clients as a vessel for Christ, using the gifts the Lord has given me to heal brokenness and restore hope, with God’s help. With integrity and compassion, I will listen carefully to your story and experiences and work closely with you to develop a treatment plan to meet your needs.
My diverse background and experience gives me a unique ability to empathize with a wide variety of individuals. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Sign Language, and I have extensive clinical experience working with patients from a broad range of ages, socio-economic statuses, and mental health conditions. With the help of Christ, I believe you can achieve healing and recovery from the pain and difficult situations you face. It would be my honor to work with you as you seek to experience wholeness and freedom in Him.
My goal during our sessions is for you to feel that you are in a safe space and can take a moment to breathe. Change and growth can be hard work, but you will not have to face it alone. Even in the darkest areas, I believe that light can be found and that together we can discover the path forward. Although it is not always easy, there is always hope. With God’s help and proven therapeutic techniques, you can overcome the things that hold you back, become empowered, and believe the truth that you are valuable and loved.
With more than three decades of counseling experience, I offer compassion, empathy, and guidance during times of trouble. I’m here to provide support while you work toward healing and finding the path that God has set before you. Together we will evaluate your current situation and talk about what you hope to gain from counseling. We will then tackle your issues utilizing a combination of sound therapeutic techniques while drawing strength and guidance through faith and the Word of God.
As your counselor, I will help you recognize where your true hope and peace can be found. Whether you’re dealing with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other issues, I will work with you to find healing in your own mind, heart, and soul, as well as relational healing with those around you. I have witnessed the amazing work of God in my own life and so many others, and it would be my privilege to walk with you as you seek to discover Him as your true source of lasting hope.