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Dr. Susan’s professional and personal life experience prompted the creation of Nature’s Oak Wellness Center. This is a center that promotes Integrative Mental Health which incorporates traditional and holistic methods to health. Realizing that optimal emotional health must include living life with the awareness and attention to over all health. Dr. Susan provides a natural setting for you to connect, learn how to find your own resources, and the many ways nature can be used to your improve health. She believes that we are taught to look out side of ourselves to feel better when the answers are right with-in us. We need to learn how to see, tap into, and use what we already possess. Dr. Susan, and her carefully selected affiliates, are here to assist you enlist services.
Dr. Susan has a well-established psychotherapy private practice in Tampa, Florida. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH-2945) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MT-1837) with over 25 years in the Mental Health Counseling Field. She practices individual, couple and family therapy, bringing comprehensive services for emotional/brain health. She recognizes that optimal wellness requires attention to the mind, body, spiritual, and social aspects of ones life.
Dr. Susan has been working as a therapist since 1986 in a variety of settings. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling, and a Doctorate degree in Social and Systemic Studies for Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to private practice, her counseling experience consists of working with children, adolescents, and adults in residential and intensive outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency programs in clinical and supervisory positions. Most recently, she opened Nature’s Oak Wellness Center which addresses mind and body health to improve emotional health.
During the span of her career, she has worked as an Adjunct College Professor, and has developed and presented several seminars on topics such as: Parenting, Stress Management, Domestic Violence, Relationship Enhancement, Postpartum Mood Disorders, Family Business, Alcohol, and Drug abuse. She has special training in trauma treatment, Heartmath and has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes.
On the personal front Dr. Susan has been married since 1992 and has raised 2 children, which has given her real life experience with parenting and family developement. Sadly, since the passing of her 19 year old son, she now has real life experience with child loss as well. This has propelled her to expand her knowledge into the area of traumatic grief for personal healing as well as how to use this tragic experience to help others facing such horrific losses of loved ones.
She prioritizes living a balanced life style that includes friends family, job, and non-dogmatic spirituality, hobbies. She enjoys outdoor activities, reading, pets and exercise. Having healed from past difficult life experiences herself, she is better able to understand and empathize with the problems of others. She has taken her life experience and used them to grow and help her clients.
Dr. Susan Posada