Sue Shaffer, L.C.M.H.C., C.P.
Sue Shaffer is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a PhD candidate in depth psychology specializing in body centered trauma therapy. She received her MA in Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM in 2002 and is currently completing her doctorate in depth psychology with an emphasis on Jungian studies at Pacifica Graduate institute. For the past ten years she has worked as a clinical supervisor and psychotherapist both in New Mexico and Vermont.
Sue utilizes a heart centered approach to psychotherapy while incorporating evidenced based best practice and an expertise in trauma informed care. Sue integrates her experience leading DBT teams in New Mexico and Vermont with somatic therapies, EMDR, interpersonal neurobiology, and expressive arts which includes sand tray therapy and psychodrama. Her practice supports trauma resolution, treating anxiety and depression, grief and loss, identity issues and overall well-being. Sue has a deep commitment to working with the LGBTQ community.
Sue enjoys working with individuals, families and groups and as a group facilitator she is currently the only nationally certified psychodramatist practicing in Vermont. Her love for psychodrama and action methods is based on its ability to promote radical self-acceptance which she believes is integral for healing. Sue’s work supports loving-kindness towards oneself.