We currently have 1 counselor in Oak Harbor
Deciding to seek out a counselor can be difficult. Admitting you have an issue you can’t conquer on your own can be unbelievably humbling. We were not made to live in isolation, to figure everything out, or to get through all of life’s challenges alone. As one who has encountered storms in life, I can tell you that no matter how strong the wind and the waves may be, you can weather and overcome them through Jesus Christ. Combining my biblical and mental health training with my 23 years of experience in the field, I would be honored to come alongside you to help you find healing and restoration.
My love for Christ affects everything I do, including the way I treat my clients. As a follower of Jesus, I offer a deep and genuine care for you and your experiences. With sincerity and empathy, I will seek to understand your situation and concerns beyond surface level so we can work together to help you experience lasting relief. I am trained as an Attachment Focused EMDR Therapist and I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) candidate. Whether you’re dealing with attachment issues, trauma recovery, sex addiction, or some other concern, it would be my privilege to use my training and expertise combined with biblical principles to help you find peace and healing.
I believe that God is present in each moment in your life and will be present during your counseling journey. You don’t have to struggle alone. Help is available; you only need to ask. One of my greatest passions is working with individuals who have experienced various types of trauma. I have seen the effects of trauma stealing joy from people’s lives, but I have also witnessed people overcome those effects to the point where they can experience joy and a fulfilling life again because of God’s wonderful work in their lives. I would be honored to help you find that sense of joy and fulfillment that you seek.
God can make a new way even in the most difficult circumstances. Every life is a story filled with chapters of happiness, tragedy, joy, sadness, and triumph. As a Christian counselor, I provide you with a safe, loving, and grace-filled space in which you can get comfortable and freely examine the pages of your life. Together we will read between the lines and explore the meaning of each chapter, uncovering the message God has buried in the spoken and unspoken words of your story so that you can turn the page on the past and begin a new chapter with Him.
Many of us view ourselves as “less than” what we really are as children of God. As we meet together, I will endeavor to hold the flashlight so to speak, in order to illuminate your path so you can find healing, confidence, and a strong sense of self – ultimately enabling you to create a life worth living. With empathy, adaptability, and humility, I will listen to your story, help you find and identify the root causes of whatever issues you’re facing, and offer practical tools to help you overcome your personal difficulties and challenges.
One of my greatest joys is to connect with people on a relational level. My multicultural background and experience enable me to relate well to numerous types of individuals. I enjoy integrating God’s Word into every aspect of life and believe that even the most dire circumstances can be transformed for good with the help of the Holy Spirit. One of my passions is to coach individuals toward reaching their personal and professional ambitions. I would love to meet with you to discuss how we can work together to achieve your aspirations.
My name is Susan Goertz, and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families cultivate healing and growth. As a Christian counselor, I hold faith for you and your recovery. By creating a welcoming place of exploration and connection with self, God, and others, I will work with you to develop a plan of treatment that works for your individual needs. Whether you struggle with couple’s conflict, problems in the family, anxiety, trauma, or issues of aging, I offer you my experience and the unconditional love and grace of Christ as we journey the road to redemption together.
People are my calling. My job is to help people like you heal their lives, relationships, and families. With over two decades of experience helping tens of thousands of individuals, couples, and families, I offer empathy, a listening ear, and a healthy dose of wisdom. I am straightforward and often use humor in my practice. I believe it’s so important to be relaxed in this work. I work quickly and don’t waste time getting down to the business of healing people of all ages, backgrounds, genders, relationships, and cultures.