SF2020 Suzanne Friesner, LMSW

Licensed Master's Social Worker

"In this era of collective trauma, we may wonder how to handle the depression, the anxiety, the anger, the helplessness and hopelessness of a life that feels out of control. While COVID-19 has given us a shared threat, many of us feel more alone than ever. When we experience connectedness with others, we may gain a sense of hope, the seed of belief that it will be all right. I am here to support you and discuss strategies to face your fears, doubts and cultivate your strengths. You are not alone."

Special Interests

Adolescents, Anger management, Anxiety, Behavioral issues, CBT, Depression, Family therapy, Grief and loss, School issues, Self-esteem

Experience

• Therapist, Child & Family Psychological Services, 2020-Present
• Therapist, Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program for Adolescents, Borgess Behavioral Health, 2003-2020
• Assistant Director and Clinical Supervisor, Foster Care Program, Lakeside, 1991-2003

Education

• M.S.W., Social Work, Western Michigan University
• B.A., English, Kalamazoo College