About Susan Guttridge
My name is Susan Guttridge, and I am a Master's degree Counsellor and EMDRIA Certified Therapist. I am also registered with the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. Live Happy is located in Vernon BC, in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. My expertise is trauma therapy (including sexual and emotional abuse, childhood abuse, and violence from a romantic partner), anxiety (including post-traumatic stress), traumatic loss, depression, and life transitions.
I believe that as humans, we are capable of self-growth, healing, and experiencing happiness. I believe that often the journey towards healing needs to begin with developing affect regulation skills (the ability to gain control over those strong emotions that come on like tidal waves and seem to hijack our rational brain). Once an individual develops the ability to regulate emotion, healing trauma becomes more tolerable, and emotional suffering lessens. I recently published the book Calm in the Storm: Simple Strategies you can use Right Now to Shift out of Anxiety. I am very pleased to let you know that it is for sale on Amazon and FriesenPress.