Suzanne Jacobs


Suzanne Jacobs is a licensed clinical social worker with specialization in Dementia care, gerontology, health/wellness coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, emotionally focused therapy, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. 


Suzanne was inspired to work with at-risk youth based on her own challenging childhood experiences. She started her career over 30 years ago working on a crisis ambulance and in-home mobile team. She aspired to help children and families build healthy relationships and completed special training in the Nurtured Heart Approach – where she educated parents, teachers, and guardians in positive parenting. 


Suzanne Jacobs holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Over the course of her career she’s volunteered with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the Alzheimer’s Association and House of Refuge. She enjoyed facilitating support groups with persons with Dementia.

Professional History

After graduation, Suzanne began working in Arizona as a crisis counselor/EMT.

Later, she spent over 15 years working in employee assistance programs providing support to ASU employees, disabled Veterans, government employees, healthcare workers, and firefighters. She specialized in health and wellness education and coaching.

She transitioned to working with older adults and has special training with this population and persons with Dementia. She’s able to assess for cognitive impairment and provide interventions as appropriate. She understands the impact on caregivers and families and is able to provide supportive counseling  as they navigate different challenges.

Over the last few years, she’s been working in a healthcare setting providing integrated behavioral health care. Here she assisted patients with healthy behaviors and improving their overall mental health and quality of life while addressing social determinants of health.  Suzanne believes in a holistic approach to care that supports the mind and body.

Personal Interests

When Suzanne is not busy, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, camping, traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband, daughter, friends, and family. And her two rescue pups – Maple and Oakley. 

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