Sue Watkins, LMFT

About Me

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, E.M.D.R. Certified, T.B.R.I. Practitioner I have been licensed as a therapist for 36 years. During which time I have had a private practice, left that to work in the non-profit sector and then came back to private practice. Through it all what has energized me is people’s stories and watching them change and grow. With traditional talk therapy, my orientation is Family Systems - understanding how we became to be who we are as well as how we can change those patterns in our lives and learn new skills to have more successful lives. For treating trauma, I utilize E.M.D.R. E.M.D.R is not traditional talk therapy, it is an exciting approach which taps into the brain’s own ability to heal itself. I am excited and passionate about what E.M.D.R. can accomplish. For adoptive/foster families, I find T.B.R.I.., a proven caregiver model for adoptive and foster children and teens, is particularly helpful. In order to be effective though my first goal is to establish a safe and trusting environment. I want all my clients to feel very comfortable in their session.

Education & Experience

B. S. Psychology. University of Santa Clara 1977 M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary 1979

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Love Fosters Hope - provides hope and healing for foster children & teens through summer camps, mentoring and practical support.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English