Sue Maschinot, LCSW

About Sue Maschinot, LCSW

I am the youngest of four children. I am a wife and the mother of two young adult children and have a very large and loving extended family. My life has been full of great love and joy as well as sadness and tragedy. There have been times I have struggled to make sense of my world and have been fortunate to receive great counsel and guidance along the way

My approach

I bring both my professional and life experience to the therapeutic relationship. Life can be confusing, scary and unfair at times. It’s at those times where we can find ourselves feeling sad, misunderstood, lonely, anxious and angry. Therapy is an opportunity to define what our problems are and how we can approach them in a conscientious and healthy way. It’s an opportunity to uncover our authentic selves, to own our strengths and accept our weaknesses. For me it is a great honor to be a part of this unfolding with another person and I am always humbled by the courage and strength of people

My training

I received my bachelor’s degree in recreation therapy from Michigan State University and quickly moved to Atlanta to get out of the cold! My career began as a recreation therapist at Laurel Heights Hospital in Atlanta. Shortly thereafter I went back to school to attain my masters in social work at the University of Georgia. Over the next 15 years I worked as a school social worker within the psycho-educational network in Georgia where I served students with severe emotional and behavior disorders and their families

I have also had a private practice where I worked with adolescents, young adults and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, past trauma and addiction

My specialties

I work with adolescents up to adults with a focus on anxiety, depression, parenting issues, addiction, developmental disabilities, emotional disorders and autism spectrum disorder

I also specialize in dealing with life transitions such as recent empty nesters, midlife challenges, loss of a loved one, new parents and adults taking care of their aging parents, among other areas