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Susan G. Hol­men, LICSW, ICADC

Susan Hol­men Con­sult­ing, LLC

Susan G. Hol­men, MSW, has over 30 years of expe­ri­ence in coun­sel­ing, pub­lic speak­ing, pro­gram devel­op­ment and train­ing. At present she works as a psy­chother­a­pist in St. Cloud, Min­nesota, at Psy­chother­a­peu­tic Resources. She also is a con­sul­tant and trainer.

PHI­LOS­O­PHY

As an evolv­ing human, tak­ing per­sonal respon­si­bil­ity and mak­ing pos­i­tive choices are fun­da­men­tals of my phi­los­o­phy. I believe we can always improve and become more whole (never entirely whole), con­tinue to grow and become wiser indi­vid­u­als, as long as we are on this earth. Decid­ing how we are going to respond to life is our most impor­tant choice. Learn­ing what we can­not con­trol or change is vital, as is learn­ing what it is we can do some­thing about. Gen­er­ally that is our­selves; our actions, our atti­tudes, our emo­tional responses. The idea inspired this web­site and my work: Can’t Change That, Can Change This.

As a psy­chother­a­pist my work has been guided by these same prin­ci­ples. I assist peo­ple with every kind of life chal­lenge to cope, under­stand them­selves bet­ter and learn things they can do to improve the qual­ity of their lives. As a trainer and con­sul­tant I pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple to gain insight, expe­ri­ence “soul retrieval,” play, laugh and inter­act, to heal or to get their pitcher refilled.

BACK­GROUND

Susan Hol­men Con­sult­ing, LLC

Ms. Hol­men has worked as a coun­selor and pro­gram coor­di­na­tor in Min­nesota, Louisiana and North Car­olina. She has been a national trainer with the CMI Edu­ca­tion Insti­tute, pro­vid­ing a day-​long sem­i­nar on sub­stance abuse to other professionals.

She received train­ing in sub­stance abuse coun­sel­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Min­nesota and com­pleted a Mas­ter of Social Work degree at Louisiana State Uni­ver­sity. She is a Licensed Inde­pen­dent Clin­i­cal Social Worker and an Inter­na­tion­ally Cer­ti­fied Alco­hol and Drug Counselor, (an inter­na­tional sub­stance abuse coun­sel­ing cre­den­tial through the ICRC/​AODA).

Susan G. Holmen, LICSW, ICADC

 

Susan Holmen Consulting, LLC

Susan G. Holmen, MSW, has over 30 years of experience in counseling, public speaking, program development and training. At present she works as a psychotherapist in St. Cloud, Minnesota, at Psychotherapeutic Resources. She also is a consultant and trainer.

PHILOSOPHY

As an evolving human, taking personal responsibility and making positive choices are fundamentals of my philosophy. I believe we can always improve and become more whole (never entirely whole), continue to grow and become wiser individuals, as long as we are on this earth. Deciding how we are going to respond to life is our most important choice. Learning what we cannot control or change is vital, as is learning what it is we can do something about. Generally that is ourselves; our actions, our attitudes, our emotional responses. The idea inspired this website and my work:  Can’t Change That, Can Change This.

As a psychotherapist my work has been guided by these same principles. I assist people with every kind of life challenge to cope, understand themselves better and learn things they can do to improve the quality of their lives. As a trainer and consultant I provide opportunities for people to gain insight, experience “soul retrieval,” play, laugh and interact, to heal or to get their pitcher refilled.

 

 

BACKGROUND

Susan Holmen Consulting, LLC

Ms. Holmen has worked as a counselor and program coordinator in Minnesota, Louisiana and North Carolina. She has been a national trainer with the CMI Education Institute, providing a day-long seminar on substance abuse to other professionals.

She received training in  substance abuse counseling at the University of Minnesota and completed a  Master of Social Work degree at Louisiana State University. She is a  Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, (an international substance abuse counseling credential through the ICRC/AODA).