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Susan I. Bates, MA, LCDC,SEP
Welcome!
Although most of us strive for a happy and harmonious life, there are times when life can be a challenging process. Our experiences since conception can shape who we are today, yet there are moments during our journey when unexamined or unfinished experiences cause emotional discomfort.  

Often the individuals that contact me are in recovery for addiction or have a family member that struggles with some form of addiction. Commonly, they are looking for help with the distress that is occurring in their lives. Some feel anxious or frustrated; others feel trapped by old patterns or destructive behaviors. 

The gift in this work comes from each individual exploring ways to make sense of their lives and to experience and enjoy their own, unique life to the fullest.  

Specialties
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Love Addiction/Love Avoidance
  • Co-Dependency
  • Family of Origin
  • Trauma Informed 
  • Inner Child Work
  • Feeling Reduction
  • Boundary Work
  • Art Therapy
  • Pia Mellody Trained Therapist
  • ​Somatic Experience
  • BASE
Susan I. Bates      1209 Parkway, Austin, TX 78703
"Learning to let go begins with understanding why you've been hanging on"             Terri Trespicio