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Susan Makinson

Part-Time Counselor

Susan Makinson, MSW, LCSW joined Stetson University in September 2016. She is trained as a licensed clinical social worker with additional training in mindfulness/meditation, DBT, and EMDR. Susan operates from a systems theory background and integrates a relational approach, with elements of mindfulness, biofeedback, and CBT. Susan enjoys working with clients who struggle with depression and anxiety. She also enjoys addressing these issues and other mental health concerns at a community level through outreach programs.

"I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung." Rabindranath Tagore

Live life with no regrets.


  • M.S.W., Social Work, University of Utah
  • B.A., Social Work, Idaho State University


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Florida, SW13721
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play and sand tray therapy training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy training

Primary Therapeutic Approach(es)

  • Systems Theory
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness/meditation

Interest Areas

  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Resilience
  • Family of origin issues
  • Test Anxiety
  • Athletic Performance Enhancement utilizing biofeedback
  • Mindfulness and stress management skills




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