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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).