Susan Thorne-Devin, LCSW, ACSW

Susan Thorne-Devin, LCSW, ACSW, Certified Life Coach, Divorce Mediator

  • Individuals, male and female
  • Couples (Marriage Counseling)
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Grief and Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • EMDR

My Philosophy

As the Executive Director and founder of Choices Counseling and Coaching, I am dedicated to guiding my clients through rough patches through the individual journey of their lives.  My experience as a mother, grandmother, stepmother, counselor and professor has given me a great deal of insight into life issues, and together with my professional training this allows me to take a personalized approach to helping each individual client address their own issues.  I have been practicing in a clinical setting for over 30 years, and I believe that although life can be difficult and change can be challenging, hope lives in the choices we make every day.

My Background

I have a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago, 1988, and have had my clinical license since 1990.  I was a tenured professor at National Louis University in the Master of Counseling program for 29 years and served as the department chair for 7 years.  I was also a clinical supervisor for students studying counseling at the Lisle campus.  Throughout my counseling career, I have taken every opportunity to grow and strengthen my skill set by completing a variety of advanced classes and certifications.  These include:

  • A certificate in Life Coaching through the Institute of Life Coaching
  • Advanced certification in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
  • Divorce Medication through Northwester University
  • Field trials contributor to the DSM-5
  • Trauma specialist