Susan Gloss is the program director and clinical mental health supervisor for counseling and support services provided in Valley View School District. She has managed services for students and their families in Valley View schools for the past 10 years. “I have been involved with Valley View School District since the onset of our partnership. It has been a great pleasure for me to work with the amazing and dedicated staff of Valley View in helping to grow our partnership programs for the benefit of students and their families."
Susan's clinical experience ranges from working with children and adolescents, to adults, families, couples and individuals of all ages. She focuses on the "whole person." Her client-centered approach utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Family Systems Therapy and Theraplay.
Susan is a National Board Certified, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University, and has a marriage and family sub-specialty. Susan has 20 years of experience working with children and adolescents, with 11 years of the experience as a Certified Career Specialist developing programs connecting community and school districts with career learning experiences for adolescents. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Benedictine University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, awarding her a lifetime membership in Sigma Beta Delta, an International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration. She is a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, American Counseling Association and the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association.
Susan and her husband, Dave, enjoy spending time with family and friends, and boating on Lake Michigan. In her free time, Susan enjoys reading, cooking, and harvesting vegetables and fruit from their home garden. She regularly works out at the health club, and practices yoga. Susan strives to balance mind, body and spirit, and believes we all have an inherent right to experience the greatest, grandest version of ourselves!
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Guiding Light Counseling services provides mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, and dual diagnosis treatment to residents of the greater Chicago area including many surrounding cities in Illinois and Central and Far Western Suburbs such as Bolingbrook, Woodridge, Romeoville, Naperville, Lemont, Darien, Plainfield. The Guiding Light Counseling staff holds Illinois state license and certifications in counseling and substance abuse treatment (LCPC, CADC).
Guiding Light Counseling • 281 S. Schmidt Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 • (Phone) 630.447.9056 • (Fax) 630.759.7503