Dr. Susan Sanderson, Ph.D., Owner
Dr. Dustin Adamo, Ph.D. (Town and Country location)
Megan Adamo, LCSW, RPT (Town and Country)
Leo D'Anniballe, LCSW, DCSW, BCD
Julie Maples, LCSW (Town and Country)
David Sanderson, Manager
Jennifer Allen, Assistant Manager
Family Life Counseling
And Psychological Services, LLC
I have more than ten years of experience supporting individuals and families in a variety of settings, including care management, hospice and bereavement, and in private practice. After a twenty year successful career running a family business, I felt called to return to earn my Bachelors and Masters in Social Work, from Saint Louis University. I am passionate about supporting individuals, from teens to older adults to improve quality of life by providing tools, emotional support and encouragement in a safe and client centered environment. We will work together to identify and navigate common mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, trauma, hopelessness, understanding boundaries, self-image, finding meaning and purpose, relationships, parenting, and life transitions.
I specialize in supporting older adults, those facing chronic or life limiting health diagnoses, and helping individuals of all ages journey through grief to growth. I feel honored to be trusted by my clients with their vulnerability and believe the client/therapist relationship should be collaborative, empowering individuals with the tools and support needed to begin to thrive and meet their goals. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and have extensive experience working with individuals of diverse cultural, faith, and economic status.
I was widowed in 2013, and have three adult children. I have personally experienced many losses of loved ones and feel that this has uniquely equipped me to empathetically support hundreds of families navigating their own grief, utilizing Dr. Alan Wolfelt's companioning model of care for mourners. I founded the St. Louis Community of Modern Widows Club in 2019 and currently I serve as a community advocate for more than 600 local widows, as well as a mental health advisor, speaker and writer for the national MWC organization since 2021 on a volunteer basis. My approach with all clients is strengths based andutilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches depending on each client's individual needs.