About Susan

susan hofferI am a Licensed Professional Counselor whose goal is to use evidence based practices to effectively treat your life problems. I strive to be both professional yet relatable and am flexible with treatment options that match your values systems and worldview.

After years of working in community clinics, a group private practice, and contracted Employee Assistance Program, I achieved my goal of opening my own private practice in 2013. My goal is to continue to provide quality services to individuals, couples, families, and groups that suffer from mental health, addictions, personal, and family problems using evidence based practices.

My practice accepts most private insurances. I have led therapy groups for addiction, recovery, divorced couples coparenting, depression education, dual diagnosis, pain management, and bariatric support. I have provided training and presentations to local companies on EAP orientation, stress management, administrator roles when identifying substance abuse in the workplace, managing stress between coworkers, and tobacco smoking cessation. I enjoy the diversity my job offers, both in providing direct service to individuals and families, as well as contracting with local EAPs to serve their local participating companies, to improve their overall health and wellness.

Education

Gannon University, Erie, PA
M.S., Community Counseling, 2007

Mercyhurst University, Erie, PA
B.S., Psychology, 2000
Minors: Sociology, Criminal Justice

Licenses and Certifications

LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor.
NCC: Nationally Certified Counselor.
CADC: Certified Addictions Counselor.
Certificate of Competency: gambling addiction counseling.
Master of Science: Community Counseling.

Professional Organizations

Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling (IAMFC)
Collaborative Professionals of Northwest Pennsylvania (CPNWP)
Erie Chamber of Commerce

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