Susanne Haase, LMHC

Counselor
50 SE Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, Florida 34994

Narrative of Services:

About 80% of my services are dedicated to treating OCD with ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention). I also work with adults of all ages to address general, social, and health anxiety; depression; trauma with PE (Prolonged Exposure); Eating Disorders; and mood disorders, as well as adjustment disorders due to significant life events. I use evidence-based practices with a skills-focused approach, integrating ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and psychodynamic therapy as appropriate. My approach is patient-centered and collaborative based on patients’ treatment objectives. I also provide group psychoeducation and family support for patients in treatment.

OCD, ED, and many other disorders are often accompanied by anxiety and depression. I use evidence-based CBT and DBT treatment modalities, as well as elements of ACT, to address symptoms of anxiety and depression to enhance treatment outcomes for the patients’ primary presentations.

Training Description:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida
Masters in Mental Health Counseling, University of Miami
3 years treating OCD in partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings
Worked/work at Rogers Behavioral Health, NOCD, and Mind at Peace, LLC treating OCD and co-occurring disorders.

Diversity Statement:

Born in South American and of European descent, my multicultural background affords me the opportunity to serve Latino populations and to offer services in Spanish and French as well as English. I also have experience working with LGBTQ populations. My background and experience account for great sensitivity to the cultural elements that can impact treatment of my patients and their families.

Multicultural competency was central to my academic training and is a focus of my treatment of Latino, immigrant, and non-traditional populations. I always consider the cultural factors in a person’s life in my treatment of the whole person.

There was a strong emphasis on multicultural competency in my Master’s program in mental health counseling, and courses were dedicated to exploring and practicing this. Included in my program was a course in Spanish, addressing the language and cultural elements that are central to the Latino population. Having worked in Miami, FL and in Rogers Behavioral Health’s first bilingual clinic, my experience and sensitivity to multicultural competency deepened and remain an essential element of my practice today serving a diverse and multicultural clientele.