Offerings


Beliefs

Susie was raised in a spiritual, educational environment in Palo Alto, California, where she began a life-long process of studying religious and spiritual practices as well as political and environmental activism. She came to realize that all this action — all our positive actions — arise and take hold only if we resolve self-disappointment and in some cases self-hatred into TRUE LOVE OF SELF. Susie decided she would to learn how to intervene in others’ lives in ways that would inspire greater self-esteem and to find ways to help individuals relate, both internally and externally.

 

Work

Bringing a unique and diverse array of talents into her work with individuals and groups, Susie is a California state-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a certified Enneagram teacher, a certified mediator and trainer, and a clinical psychotherapy instructor. She has worked in corporations as a clinician, speaker, trainer, and executive consultant. Her corporate work has included consulting with law firms, the United States Post Office, the State of California, and high-tech as well as other corporations.
 
Susie has trained mediation students at Stanford University (Stanford Law School and the Office of Student Affairs), Asian Americans for Community Involvement, City of San Jose, Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Santa Clara County. She has also trained many students in the Enneagram for an array of institutions such as the County of Santa Clara Human Relations Dispute Resolution Department, the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford, both the San Mateo and Santa Clara County Jails, and at San Quentin State Prison.
 

Service

Susie was an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University and most recently was Executive Core Faculty and Chair for the Masters in Counseling Psychology program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. During the time Susie was Chair, over 100 students completed their M.A. degrees in preparation for securing a Marriage and Family Therapy licensure and ITP’s program boasted one of the highest pass rates among all graduate schools of psychology.
Susie has traveled extensively in the Himalayan region, where she volunteered on several projects at orphanages in Lhasa, Tibet. She has also volunteered on a film documentary about the Temple of Humankind, in the intentional spiritual community of Damanhur in northern Italy. Currently, she volunteers for the Enneagram Prison Project with activities ranging from curriculum development, teacher training, and directly teaching the Enneagram to inmates. Susie is a lover of the human story and spends her life learning to listen.