Sue Watkins, M.A.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, E.M.D.R. Certified, T.B.R.I. Practitioner
I have been licensed as a therapist for 36 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.
For adoptive/foster families, I find T.B.R.I.., a proven caregiver model for adoptive and foster children and teens, is particularly helpful.
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 42 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.