|Susan McNeish | Therapist, Counselor|
|Lake Erie Counseling, Inc.|
Susan McNeish is a therapist and counselor at Lake Erie Counseling, Inc., in Erie, Pennsylvania, a therapy practice with an aim to provide a secure, home-like environment where all people can feel comfortable. Ms. McNeish specializes in relationship counseling that includes couples therapy and family counseling services, and her life experiences allow her to bear witness to the great power that healing of the soul can bring forth. She helps patients to gain independence, become more aware of their compassion toward their loved ones, and discover their own strengths.
Ms. McNeish helps patients to explore methods of coping with and addressing issues in ways that help them to relearn how to be themselves, and how to redefine their relationships with others. She deals with issues as a compassionate listener, and her treatment is distinguished by sincerity, warmth, and its propensity for healing. Ms. McNeish helps individuals and groups to experience the benefits of enhanced self understanding and improved communication skills. Because she understands the impact that negative and painful feelings can have on our lives, Ms. McNeish helps her patients to manage and adapt positively to unpleasant emotions or memories, and face a positive, healing experience.
Ms. McNeish can help you to discover yourself and experience healing, and to achieve recovery with trauma and relationship issues. Treatment specialization includes:
My "dog guide" goes into session with me and lays down quietly on the bed. I can tell from the dog if there is an emotional expression of anger or depression coming from the patient. If the patient feels lonely, my dog will lay her head (with client’s permission) on the client’s lap. The client will pet the dog and begin to talk more than normal. The dog will indicate self mutilation by flattening their ears tight to their head. The dog’s reactions reveal most emotional changes. If I am doing family therapy usually my dog will glare at the "identified patient". When session time is up the dog will stand up, letting the client know we are done. My dog is like having two therapists in one room.
Every family has changes within their lifetime, including divorce, drugs, alcohol, anger, grief, depression, post-traumatic stress, abandonment issues from childhood and abuse of many types. It is up to me to help them see the need for change, and to encourage and manage that change. I trust and believe in my dog for all client sessions and for my independence.
Thank you, Susan McNeish and Dove, the dog guide
For additional information about Susan McNeish and her dog guide, please contact her.