Susan Kilpatrick, M.S., Licensed Professional Counselor

Susan Kilpatrick has many years of experience providing compassionate and caring therapeutic services to children and families in Northwest Arkansas. She graduated from John Brown University in 2012 with degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, Community Counseling and School Counseling. Susan provides a wide range of services to children and families, specializing in directive and non-directive play therapy techniques.

Susan is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy, both evidence-based child and parent psychotherapy approaches suited for children and adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties. Additionally, she is a Level II Certified AutPlay therapist. Susan is a talented and dedicated therapist, who has formed effective professional relationships with the Northwest Arkansas school system and medical communities. Susan believes that no child or family should have to walk through painful life experiences alone, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to her clients.

Education

  • M.S., John Brown University, 2012 (Marriage & Family Therapy, Emphasis in Community Counseling & School Counseling)
  • B.A., Oklahoma Wesleyan University, 2001 (Philosophy & Religion)

Background/Experience

  • Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) – Rogers, AR
  • Springwoods Behavioral Health – Fayetteville, AR
  • Samaritan Community Center– Rogers, AR
  • Children’s Safety Center (CSC) – Springdale, AR
  • Benton County School of the Arts – Rogers, AR
  • Learning RX- Fayetteville, AR (Examiner)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor – Arkansas
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • AutPlay Certified Therapy Provider- Level II

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association
  • Arkansas Association for Play Therapy
  • Association for Play Therapy

Professional Interests/Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Childhood Disorders
  • Co-Parenting and Divorce
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Populations Served

  • Toddlers/ Preschoolers (2 to 6)
  • Children (6 to10)
  • Preteens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Play Therapy