A Board-Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor with advanced credentials in personality theory, Susan Hart has worked in the professional counseling field since 1994. She earned a Bachelors degree from Samford University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Soon after graduating from UAB, Susan was hired as the staff counselor, and in 1998 was promoted to the position of Director of the UAB Counseling & Wellness Center. In her 19 years working at UAB her responsibilities included teaching, training, program development and administration, individual, group and individual counseling as well as involvement in training over 30 Masters-level interns. Susan is also a certified licensure supervisor.
At Trinity Counseling, Susan provides treatment options for people who are coping with anger, depression, anxiety and trauma. She is a certified Daring way™ Facilitator and certified in Lifespan Integration Therapy, a technique new to Alabama which promotes rapid healing for those who have experienced early or recent traumas. After LI therapy, people find themselves spontaneously responding to current stressors without anxiety and in more age appropriate ways. They have reported feeling better about life, are more self-accepting, and are better able to enjoy their intimate relationships.
Earlier in her life, Susan spent a total of two years involved in international Christian training and relief work. During these years she lived in Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland and Canada and traveled extensively in more than 10 other countries. She has studied five languages, and has also trained with the American Red Cross as a Mental Health Disaster Relief volunteer…skills she put to good use with Hurricane Katrina victims.
Susan sees her counseling mission as the embodiment of her spiritual ethos to enhance the quality of life and ease human suffering. She feels she has been called to “bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives..and to comfort those who mourn…” Or, as she would simply say, “helping others to live well.”