Sue Shrinkle

Sue Shrinkle, MS, LMFT
Clinical Supervisor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Contact: Ph. 760-613-7073, Email: sue@coastalcounselinggroup.com
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Do you feel anxious, hurt, or depressed? Have you experienced an upsetting event that causes you distress in your daily life? There is hope and healing available. I work hard to provide a safe, nurturing environment for you to address issues that have caused you pain or confusion. It is my belief that the client-therapist relationship is the foundation for change, so I tailor each session to meet your needs and goals. We will work together to develop solutions that promote healing and growth in your life. It is an honor and privilege for me to be a part of the dynamic, exciting and life changing process of therapy alongside you.

In addition to providing therapy at my Carlsbad office, I offer in-home therapy to clients on an as-needed basis.

 

  • 7 Years in Practice
  • Undergrad: University of Southern California, 2005
  • Graduate: Fuller Theological Seminary, 2011
  • License Number: MFC 86786, California
  • EMDR I, April 2013
  • EMDR II, April 2014
  • Equine Assisted Experiential Health Therapy Facilitator, January 2012
  • Harm Reduction, March 2013
  • Trauma-Focused CBT, November 2011
  • Sandtray therapy trained, February 2012
  • Eating Disorder Interventions, February 2016
  • EMDR
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Spirituality/Religious Issues
  • Adolescents
  • Behavioral Issues
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"I like that Sue really listens to me and goes with my needs for the time (they are always changing). She is very professional, but very friendly as well." — Karen, Oceanside

December 10, 2014

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"Sue really helped me to develop coping techniques for when I am in situations when I feel anxious."
— Kelly N., San Diego

December 10, 2014

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“Sue has a very relaxed and friendly vibe that made me feel free to talk about anything. Quickly I began to feel that I wasn’t talking to a counselor, but to a good friend.”
— Shane, Carlsbad

January 11, 2015

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"Sue is an amazing therapist. She made me feel very comfortable and gave me a lot of useful resources and homework to do between sessions. She did a great job of making me feel that I was capable of getting past my struggles. I would highly recommend her."
— Joe, San Diego

December 10, 2014

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"Sue really helped me to develop coping techniques for when I am in situations when I feel anxious."
— Liz, Orange County

December 10, 2014

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"Sue was non-judgmental, and easy to talk to."
— Ryan C., Oceanside

December 10, 2014

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"Sue has a very relaxed and friendly vibe that made me feel free to talk about anything. Quickly, I began to feel that I wasn't talking to a counselor, but a good friend."
— Shane M., Vista

March 8, 2015

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"Although she is very professional, she makes me feel like I am talking to a friend. She makes me look at situations in a different way, a positive way, that has made my reactions to things better. She has given me tools to use to calm my anxiety, which not only worked, but changed my life in such a short period of time. She helps me realize that I'm not alone in how I feel and how I think."
— Tonya P., Oceanside

March 8, 2015

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"Sue always had a smile on her face and a friendly, 'Hello, how are you.'"
— Jenny, Vista

August 18, 2015

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"Sue is very approachable. The tone in her voice throughout the sessions very calming. She adds a little humor to sessions, which is refreshing. Her advice is very clear and straight to the point."
— Dave, Carlsbad

November 23, 2015

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"Sue is very relatable and does not pass judgment. She is a great problem solver and very supportive."
— Cynthia, San Marcos

November 23, 2015

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"Sue is the only person that has helped me with my PTSD. I appreciate that she reads me and makes a decision to do EMDR or just let me 'vent.' She is always looking to help me int he way that I need."
— Tom, Carlsbad

November 23, 2015

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"Sue has been very helpful. She helped give me small goals to help work up to my big goals. She makes me feel safe and comfortable. She has already helped improve my self-confidence and I see a change in my PTSD symptoms. EMDR was scary and she helps relieve the anxiety and helps me feel calm through the process." — Holly, Oceanside

October 2, 2016