M. Susan McAuliff

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Susan McAuliff is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate under the supervision of Dr. David Hawkins. She completed her practicum and year-long internship working with diverse populations. She experienced clinical care in rehabilitation, geriatric dementia and end-of-life care, out-patient depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as comorbid psychosis with personality disorders, schizophrenia, and substance use. Susan volunteered in the area of Equine Assisted Therapy with children on the autism spectrum and those suffering from selective mutism.

Susan’s passion for counseling is now directed toward trauma therapy and relationships, as they are often intertwined. She is a certified Clinical Trauma Professional and certified Prepare and Enrich marriage facilitator. She is excited to combine her educational training with her life experience to help those with trauma and relationship difficulties. Her basic message for clients is “You are valuable, worth the effort, and able to heal!”

Susan is driven to help others because she sees that people do not have to live in the chains of the past. They can, by the grace of God, and the help of others, be free.

“Hope means expectancy when things are otherwise hopeless.”  G.K. Chesterton

Therapy Rates

Mini Intensive (3 hour session)$250
2-day Personal Intensive$1600
3-day Marriage Intensive$2400
5-day Total Recovery$4000
Hourly Sessions$100
Marriage Evaluation Package$250
10 Hour Package$900
Please note that all discounted packages are non-refundable and will expire after one year of purchase.

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Recent Articles by Susan

Overcoming Fear: The Courage to Make Change Happen

One of the most common reasons people resist making changes in their lives is that strong emotion caused by the anticipation or awareness of danger—FEAR. Fear can be one of two things: False Expectations Appearing Real (meaning irrational fear that has no foundation.) OR Fear can be based on reasonable thoughts that you really are in danger.

Can Marital Infidelity Cause PTSD?

Infidelity as Trauma No person has ever said, “I cannot wait to fall in love, give myself completely to my spouse, and then find out one day that he or she has cheated on me!” In marital relationships, sexual betrayal elicits a trauma response. Sexual betrayal is extraordinarily significant and causes deep wounds because it involves an offense against the body, mind, heart, and soul. In a conjugal union, each person is vulnerable and trusting. Because of this, the act of betrayal violates the recipient’s sense of safety and elicits a trauma response. It can destroy your ability to relate to your family, friends, and children. It can affect your ability to function at work and at home.

Can I Make You Change?

I frequently hear people say that we can’t make other people change. Objectively speaking, when push comes to shove, we certainly cannot force another person to change. If we could, we would have everything we wanted and that would probably not be good for us or the other person in the long run. It is within the individual to decide to change. But, do we sometimes use this concept as an excuse not to do everything in our power to help facilitate change in another person?