Susie Morozowich, lmsw, lcsw
Since graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2004 my experience in the field of behavioral health has been an eclectic mix of direct practice, program development, and clinical supervision, as well as teaching and training other providers in evidence based practices. I am driven by curiosity, it has always been my favorite emotion. My curiosity has also helped me to conceptualize human behavior and behavioral health from a different perspective. Shortly after entering the field when I graduated I became curious about mental health service delivery and the challenges clients faced in their recovery. I became increasingly curious with the following analogy about the difference in how behavioral health is viewed in contrast to medical health treatment........
Let's say I had symptoms of a common and treatable condition. However, if left untreated this condition could affect my ability to perform at my job, my ability to parent and to show affection to my children, my relationships with loved ones, my ability to perform my own self-care and this condition could also end my life. Then, let's say that my primary care started asking me about my childhood or my relationship with my mother and then informed me that I had to return to their office two to four times a month for a year and that maybe at the end of that year, I might feel better, but it would be hard to tell because we wouldn't be using any measurement of progress other than my own subjective report of, "gee, I feel better," or "gosh, I feel worse." Then let's say my Dr. also informed me I would need to come to his office during business hours, weekdays only in order to receive this treatment for my condition which would require me to take time off and possibly need to inform my employer. Let's also say that when I asked them what treatment I would be receiving and what I would need to do to make it more effective my doctor just gave me a blanket term. I would most definitely seek out a second opinion. I believe this is this is the experience many have had in therapy. Lastly, imagine if it isn't me I who has the condition, but my 16 year old son and for people of his age, this condition is the leading cause of death? It is so very important to know what to expect and to know exactly what treatment will entail including the "why" and "how" of it.
In sessions we will identify realistic and tangible skills for you to continue your progress between sessions by building of of your daily activities and routines. .
Some examples of this include,
Completing a worksheet or reading a short informational sheet.
Engaging in at least 10 to 15 minutes of self care a few times a week
Listening to an occasional podcast/video.
Practicing small, tangible, and realistic "behavior experiments."
I look forward to working with you! If you have any questions you can reach me by text or phone at (616)819-8360 or via email at
Susie Morozowich, LMSW, LCSW
If you are interested in learning more about the perspective we will be using to understand our thoughts click here for an episode of "invisibilia" called "The Secret History of Thoughts."
Favorite Hobbies: Roller Skating and Making Change
Favorite Song: The Lady Don't Tek No by Lyrics Born & Lateef
Favorite Quote: "The Future is Female" ~the back of my jacket
If you would like to learn more about my journey into telehealth, my professional experience and our company's history click here.