Suzanne Lynn Balka, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Suzanne is a 2011 graduate with a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and also has a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. She currently holds an LPC license in the state of Texas and has also been designated as a Nationally Certified Counselor through The National Board For Certified Counselors. She is a Level III trained TEAM-CBT therapist through the Feeling Good Institute where she has been involved in post-graduate study since 2013. She has also received post-graduate training through the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and The Jung Center of Houston. Suzanne specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy primarily, but also utilizes skillsets from other modalities including Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She is a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She enjoys helping individuals overcome low self-esteem/self-worth, attachment disorders, trauma, panic, procrastination, substance abuse, anxiety and mood disorders. She is a practicing therapist in the W. Houston and Katy areas and has been in private practice since 2013.
Suzanne has been in the behavioral health field for over 15 years and has past experience working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, CPS involvement, children and adolescent issues involving abuse and neglect along with persons with chronic mental illness. She has worked in various therapeutic settings including a local women's center, several partial hospitalization programs, intensive-outpatient programs, psychiatric hospitals, contract therapy work for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and in private practice. She completed her 700 hour practicum/internship at the Montgomery County Women's Center where she provided individual and group counseling to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
After graduating from her master's program and through her own life experiences, Suzanne discovered and realized that she had a great interest in the area of health/medical psychology and in the mind/body connection. She believes that part of caring for the mind, involves caring for the body. She is continuing her education in this area along with other areas of interest.
Licensed Professional Counselor #68504 (Texas)
Level III TEAM-CBT Therapist
Integrative NLP Practitioner- Certification #NP-003553
MS, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Capella University
BA, Psychology, University of Houston
American Counseling Association
National Board for Certified Counselors