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Meet Susan Guinn-Lahm, LPC

Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adult psychotherapy with a holistic, solution-focused approach to treatment. She is a native of Ajo, Arizona where she currently lives and practices. She established SGL Counseling and Consulting following careers working with individuals with developmental disabilities, providing integrated behavioral health services, psychotherapy, and counseling in a medical setting, and working as a school counselor. Due to the Covid-19 crisis all services are currently offered online or by phone only. 


Susan specializes in treating adults recovering from trauma, those facing health-related challenges, and general mental health concerns. She offers comprehensive assessments, talk therapy, and evidence-based treatment modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Thought Field Therapy. Treatment is tailored to individual needs based on  assessment results and a plan developed with the client guided by their priorities and readiness for change.

Practice Areas

Comprehensive Assessment

Services begin with completion of a Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Assessment during your initial 80-minute session. Additional  screening tools may be recommended based on your unique situation. The next step is development of a treatment plan to address your personal goals using assessment data to identify the most effective evidence-based treatment modalities for you. 

Compassion Fatigue Recovery 

A specialized area of adult psychotherapy is Compassion Fatigue Recovery Therapy. First-responders and humanitarian workers often experience compassion fatigue due to long-term exposure to others' traumatic situations. Your therapist will work with you to develop a treatment plan to address your symptoms and develop new skills and healthy life style habits to reduce your susceptibility to compassion fatigue.

Your psychotherapist will provide  person-centered therapy based on the concept that each individual knows or can discover what psychological area they are ready to explore. You can expect your therapist to assist you in identifying your areas for growth and then to listen to your point of view with non-judgment, empathy, warmth, and respect.

General Mental Health Treatment

Everyone will struggle at some time with life’s challenges and conflicts. At SGL Counseling & Consulting we are equipped with a vairety of  psychotherapy approaches to empower you to improve your quality of life. Your therapist will assist you to identify and implement the most effective tools to manage stress, sadness or depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and other concerning or painful issues. 

Trauma Recovery

Adult trauma recovery therapy, a specialized area of adult psychotherapy, is available at SGL Counseling & Consulting.Those experiencing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress or with a diagnosis of PTSD will be offered a variety of treatment modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness, and Thought Field Therapy depending on the informed decision of each client about which treatment modality will be most effective to address and reduce their symptoms.

Presentation / Consultation Services

Susan Guinn-Lahm, LPC is available to provide consultation services to public and private entities interested in addressing the psychological, emotional, and behavioral aspects of health in the workplace. Presentations on a variety of topics are available through contractual agreement as well as consultation on short and long-term projects .