Meet Our Therapists

The Center for Hope and Healing is a team of therapists passionate about helping clients heal the emotions accompanying traumatic memories.

Sue Watkins, founder, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been treating clients for over four decades.

After being in private practice for many years, Sue gathered a team of therapists who treat trauma. The Center now has therapists on staff for children, teens, adults, and couples therapy. We understand it’s difficult for clients to make the first call, so we work to make them safe and comfortable from the moment they enter our warm and welcoming office.

Our team believes in spending time getting to know our clients before developing their personalized treatment plans. We welcome you to get to know our team!

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About Sue

Sue Watkins

Sue Watkins


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,

E.M.D.R. Certified,

T.B.R.I. Practitioner

I have been licensed as a therapist for over 40 years years. During which time I have had a private practice, left that to work in the non-profit sector and then came back to private practice.  Through it all what has energized me is people’s stories and watching them change and grow.

With traditional talk therapy, my orientation is Family Systems - understanding  how we became to be who we are as well as how we can change those patterns in our lives and learn new skills to have more successful lives.

For treating trauma, I utilize E.M.D.R.   E.M.D.R is not traditional talk therapy, it is an exciting approach which taps into the brain’s own ability to heal itself.  I am excited and passionate about what E.M.D.R. can accomplish.

In order to be effective though my first goal is to establish a safe and trusting environment.  I want all my clients to feel very comfortable in their session.

My education comes by way of the Santa Clara University (B.S) and from Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A.)

I have been married for over 40 years, have 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, 5 grandsons and friends all of whom I love dearly. I take relationships seriously because it is relationships that give color to our lives.  It is in the giving and receiving of love that we find out who we truly are.

Partner with Us for the Hope and Healing You Deserve Today!

We know making that first call is hard and a bit intimidating. You don't know us, and opening up to a stranger is uncomfortable. We will work hard to make you feel at ease and safe. If you are contemplating calling or emailing us, do it now!  Please don't put it off. And let's start on your journey of getting your life back. Take the first step to Hope and Healing - Contact Us Today!

We are a team of licensed and trained therapists, passionate about their work, non-judgmental, and eager to meet and get to know you. We accept everyone regardless of religion, race, sexual orientation, or sexual identity.