Susan Bechert, LMSW
Susan Bechert, LMSW has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her passion is supporting individuals who are going through depression, anxiety, life adjustments, mid-life issues, past trauma, and other behavioral or mental health concerns. Susan’s areas of interest include couples therapy and relationship issues, working with children and adolescents who have suffered trauma, blended families, foster families, post-adoption support, and working with caregivers to grandchildren or aging parents.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Alabama, and earned her Master of Social Work from Walden University. Her experience includes the Child Advocacy Center of Marshall County, where Susan provided counseling for children who have experienced the trauma of sexual or physical abuse. During her time at the Marshall County Department of Human Resources, Susan worked with foster children and families who intersected with the Child Protective Services division. Prior to earning her social work degree, Susan worked in healthcare and provided both individual sessions and weekly group meetings for nutrition and weight loss counseling. Her extensive volunteer experience includes serving as youth counselor in her church and working with Marshall County Homeless Ministries. Susan is an advocate for LGBTQIA persons and provides services to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
“Hi everyone!How are you?When our sessions begin, we usually start with a “mood check.” Although there are clinical scales and inventories that can be used to assess someone’s mood, I prefer to simply ask, “How are you?” I might follow up with something like “Tell me about your mood today.” This morning, while I was getting […]