Dr. Susan Stevens is a doctorally prepared, certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and educator who has taught in institutions of higher education for more than 40 years before becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner of more than 20 years. She was drawn to this work by a fascination with personal stories and the intersections of history, culture, and one’s lived experience. She consults and provides care to individuals with diverse problems related to living well in our world and their mental health.
She holds Master’s Degrees in Research and Evaluation, Education, and Nursing, and a doctorate in Nursing Practice. Dr. Stevens has dedicated her life’s work to teaching and mentoring students in her various roles while providing psychotherapy, diagnostic, consultative, and pharmacological services at multiple hospital, community, and mental health centers as well as maintaining a private practice. In practice, her work is based upon principles of trauma-informed, person-centered, and gender-affirming care using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, interpersonal, and solution-focused therapies. She places emphasis on the importance of one’s culture and individual uniqueness in addressing the needs of the whole person within the context of their lives, families, and the communities in which they engage. Presently, she is providing services through telehealth.