Susanne M. Fred, LPC, CHT
Clinical Psychology & Hypnotherapy
Susanne Fred is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Hypnotherapist. Recognized for her diagnostic acumen and efficient treatment plans, Ms. Fred tailors therapy based on a thoughtful and proven process that fully assesses the individual's singular situation. Ms. Fred understands that each person is unique and prefers to utilize the treatment method(s) best for the individual, referred to as the eclectic approach where all empirically supported treatment methods have a place.
If needed, Ms. Fred does not hesitate to call on her network of specialists to assist, or in some cases, lead the treatment plan. The result is a more efficient, applicable, and effective therapy that fits the individual and their goals.
In addition to her private practice, Ms. Fred is an adjunct professor of Psychology at North Lake Community College.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Ms. Fred enjoyed a successful marketing and operational management career in the airline, technology, and publishing industries, spending time in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. These experiences, plus those of wife and mother, augment her psychology training, with first-hand knowledge of corporate life, cross-cultural relations, career change, and family challenges.
Ms. Fred holds a BA in Psychology and Business Administration from Elmhurst College, and earned her MA in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology.
Samantha Starr White
Clinical Psychotherapy Intern
Samantha White is a Masters-level counselor-in-training at Northwestern University, actively working towards her Master’s degree in Counseling. Through her affiliation with Northwestern University’s prestigious and rigorous training program, Ms. White is prepared to counsel adults experiencing a variety of life challenges.
Ms. White works under the supervision of Susanne Fred to provide the best care possible, collaborating and consulting with Ms. Fred to effectively and empathically counsel each individual.
Ms. White holds a BA in Psychology from Baylor University, where her favorite subjects included Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling, Theories of Personality, and Sleep Neuroscience.
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