Hi, my name is Susan Love. Thanks for visiting my site!
I received my formal training in clinical social work at Loyola University School of Social Work. I am a holistic psychotherapist in private practice at the Lovelight Healing Center in Grayslake, Illinois. I am an A.C.P.I. certified parent coach, and a certified Simplicity Parenting counselor and coach, and I do my parent coaching work both in my office and via Skype and telephone for clients who live outside the local area. In addition, I worked for several years in Waldorf education. I am also a mother, a stepmother, and a woman with both the wisdom and perspective of age.
Over the years in all of these roles, I have seen firsthand how the stress and toxicity of our modern life has created epidemic levels of anxiety and depression, and has disconnected us from our true selves, from others, and from meaning in our lives. It has also crowded out a healthy, happy childhood experience for children and a relaxed and joyful experience for the parents who care for them. So many more children carry a diagnosis of some kind, and even those who don’t are very often acting out in response to this stress. It’s at the root of so much of the unhappiness individuals and families experience, even though most of us don’t even realize it.
My goal as a psychotherapist is to help my clients to heal the pain they carry and reconnect with their authentic selves, their purpose, joy and passion. My goal as a parent coach is to help parents reconnect with their own intuition and gain the tools and confidence to reduce their family’s everyday stress and create a deep, mutually joyful connection with their children.
Parents who have worked with me have experienced happier, better-behaved children, a more peaceful home, and an inner joy and satisfaction that they had only hoped was possible.