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Horse Sense for Couples
The use of horses in this book is for the sole purpose of analogy for human relationships. Horses are also my exercise, my fun, and my passion. The stories of the horses and humans are metaphorical to help teach couples better communication toward improved relationships.
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Hello, I'm Doctor Susan Holley
Susan Holley, PhD is a California Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of therapy experience, treating a wide variety of issues and populations. Dr. Holley worked in alcohol and drug rehabilitation for many years (post-master’s degree) conducting individual, GROUP and FAMILY THERAPY. She was in the ADDICTION treatment field during the years when the stigma of alcohol treatment was so negative patients hesitated to inform their own family where they were. She enjoyed the incredible changes people made as they became clean and sober (from feeling hopeless, to becoming whole again).
Who I Work With
Uses techniques for changing our thinking and behavior to change aspects of our life that we have control over.
Uses awareness of multiple therapeutic options for those who have been traumatized in childhood, adulthood or both.
Family Systems techniques proceeds with the understanding that we are impacted by our childhood and current family supports or lack thereof.
I frequently use workbooks to help clients understand their symptoms and recovery process.
We make progress by small steps rather than leaps. I help my clients identify short term and long term goals with a focus towards small short term changes first.
When we have somebody to help us step out and take a different look, often we see better choices. Stress management prioritizes what’s important today and what must wait for tomorrow.