Suzanne Brasche, LCSW, ACSW, CADC, MISA II, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has over 30 years of experience in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families. She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient mental health, foster care, home health, drug abuse and alcohol treatment center and private practice.
She was listed in a 1986 Who's Who Among Professional Women for her work in developing the foster care program for Catholic Charities in the Springfield diocese. She has specialized training in PTSD, divorce mediation, play therapy, sex offenders counseling, abuse issues, women's issues, substance abuse and grief and loss issues.
While at Zeller Mental Health Center, Suzanne worked with patients requiring inpatient mental health treatment. She also facilitated MISA groups and the Trauma, Recovery and Empowerment Group, which deals with abuse issues. Suzanne was involved in the IMAP research project, which provided evidence-based treatment in the inpatient setting and is a very innovative method of treatment for state hospitals in Illinois.
Suzanne currently works at the Bob Michel VA Outpatient Clinic in Peoria, where she is Supervisor of Social Services for the Peoria, Springfield, Decatur and West Lafayette, IN Outpatient Clinics. She provides therapy to veterans and their families while linking them with any needed community resources.
Suzanne has a strong sense of giving back to the community and is a strong advocate for the needs of the less fortunate and vulnerable members of our society. In her free time, she likes to read, exercise, travel and relax at home while watching nature in the neighborhood park.