Susan Brumbaugh (She/her)

Not Accepting Clients

Transforming lives by connecting people to their own strengths and futures through an environment of caring and trust.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Albuquerque, NM
Supervised by Kelly Brooks, LPCC

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

You can absolutely stop struggling with and suffering from the things that keep you stuck. Perhaps you are ruminating about something you or another person "did wrong"--rehashing the past. Or you're rehearsing a frightening future, paralyzed by fear. I don't see people as broken, and I don't see the concerns they bring to counseling as problems. I believe you have strengths to draw from and values that can motivate and guide you, and we can find those things together.

My Background and Approach

I have a piece of artwork in my office that says "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." (attributed to many). So much of what makes us miserable is our own interpretation of what's happening around and within us. My goal as a counselor is to create a space where you feel safe saying out loud all the jumbled-up or self-critical things going on in your head, figure out what is keeping you stuck, and offer strategies that help you live a rich, full, and meaningful life. I listen for what is possible and reflect what I see. I would be honored to work with you on finding a way out of the muck. I tend to be that person friends go to when they need to talk something through, and nothing makes me feel more fulfilled than to be able to listen with my whole heart and offer another perspective to help people find their own strengths and solutions. Through my education as a counselor and trainings I've attended, I have tools to offer, but I also acknowledge that you are the expert on you!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In addition to counseling, I am also a researcher at a large nonprofit research organization. I seek opportunities to improve the human condition through the work I do. In my job, I serve on the steering committee of the Pride Employee Resource Group and am a member of the Black Employee Resource Group. I am growing daily in my allyship and educating myself on anti-racism and all the colors of the LGBTQ+ rainbow. I have experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and am affirming of all identities. I am married to a clergy person in The United Methodist Church, and my physical office is located in a church, but you do not have to affirm any religious belief to work with me. I welcome discussions about religion or the exploration of spiritual practices that you find helpful, but that's absolutely up to you! I'm a meditator, musician, parent, spouse, daughter, cat fosterer, book lover, and I'm known for organization at work and piles of clutter at home.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80/session


5055066716 Email Susan
2626 Arizona St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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