Susan's work centers around helping the individual identify their strengths and more importantly identify the challenges that are interfering with growth. In partnership, Susan works with the individual to identify specific goals that lead towards maximum achievement. Self-advocacy, personal growth and self-determination are cornerstones to what Susan believes leads to more satisfying and independent life. "Discovering Your World" is a philosophy that 30 years later helps clients identify life goals for change, assists with greater sense of awareness, supports improvement in critical thinking and problem solving skills, uses building blocks for improved self- confidence and leads one towards greater self-worth and life satisfaction.
Susan has worked for years with clients in their surroundings (home, community, with social supports and in employment settings). With everyone the goal is to work towards a more satisfying and productive life path. Years of experience has solidified Susan's belief in the idea that support systems (family, community, and friends) are vital in helping a client achieve growth. Susan strongly encourages collaboration with parents, caregivers, providers and employers.
To that end, Susan provides individual, parent and group support.
Serving the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (Research Triangle)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
A licensed therapist in New York State, Susan Cortilet Jones moved to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area after 30 years of providing therapy and coaching for adults, families and children most at risk in our society. She's worked with a broad range of individuals whose needs cross the life span and include social, developmental, and neurological differences (i.e. Autism/Asperger and adulthood including co-curring conditions - anxiety, ADHD and other mental health related conditions). 30 years ago a young family member was diagnosed with autism which was the beginning of the journey so many families experience. Thus, began a decades plus commitment to working with adults with autism and other life challenges. An expert in her field, Susan has been invited to do presentations for various colleges and organizations, has served on advisory committees, has run adult and parent groups and is currently a member of the editorial board for the publication 'Autism Spectrum News' (link at top of page).