Susan has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in communications and a master's degree in counseling, all from WVU. She has been certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) since October 1997 and a Professional Counselor (LPC) since November 2002.
Susan was previously employed as a rehabilitation counselor with the state Division of Rehabilitation Services. She was a member of the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advisory Council and the Consumer Advisory Committee. She also is a former member of the Council of Social Agencies.
Susan also has worked in the non-profit sector and in mental health as a Chemical Dependency Therapist. She worked in a traditional 28-day residential treatment program and in an extended care program for women with dual diagnosis.