Susie is one of our substance misuse counsellors at Watari. Susie’s counselling education is done specifically for addiction work. Additional training she has completed include: LGBTQS2+ competency, indigenous studies, cross cultural awareness, and SMART recovery facilitator. Susie has grown up in the lower mainland and is very invested in the wellness and recovery of those struggling in the DTES. She primarily uses the counselling theories of narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. Susie’s passion is supporting people who are struggling. Through compassion and empathy, she believes people are finally able to look inside and overcome their biggest fears and insecurities.