Susan

About Susan

If you are looking for a therapist with unique and extensive experience in working with people experiencing learning/neurological differences and mental health issues, and mental health issues contact Susan Cortilet-Jones, MS, LMHC in Nanuet, New York at Discovering Your World, P.C.

In addition to her graduate work and years of experience, Susan has completed College Coaching Training for those with ASD through the Aspergers Center for Education and Training in Manhattan(New York) developed and taught by Lynda Geller,PHD. She also completed training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Autistic Adults with Dr. Valerie Gaus a leader and author in the field of autism and adulthood. Susan participates in ongoing training, workshops and literature reviews to remain current on trends related to mental health, working with adults on the spectrum and identifying treatment approaches for co-curring conditions. Susan's extensive training and experience in addressing behavioral, mental health and social skills development and her passion for helping others ensures her dedication to helping the individual develop ownership towards a more gratifying and fulfilling life.

Susan views her diverse experiences in higher education, secondary schools, rehabilitation, mental health settings, sports and training backgrounds as PERSONAL OPPORTUNITIES that have humbly contributed to her success helping clients with growth and change.

An overview of Susan's background:

  • Graduate assistant with Division I Athletes (mostly football and basketball)
  • Syracuse University HEOP Program (college entry for 'at risk' students)
  • School Based Health Centers (underserved and poor rural communities)
  • Team Leader-National Disease Collaborative (Federal government sponsored)
  • Cortland Community Re-Entry Program (Behavior Specialist for persons with TBI[traumatic brain injuries])
  • Jawonio, Inc (both Employment Specialist and Higher Education Coaching Specialist)
  • Rockland Community College (Interim Director for Disability Services)
  • Adjunct Professor at Mercy College (4 years; Psychology courses)
  • Group facilitator
  • College athlete
  • Past supporter of New York Junior Tennis & Learning Program (NYJTL) Fundraiser at the Manhattan central park boathouse

Susan has been invited for numerous presentations as well:

  • Long Island University (Rockland and West Point campuses)
  • Dominican College, Orangeburg, NY
  • Mental Health Association; Rockland County
  • Rockland Mental Health Association
  • Turning Stone Casino (NYS Special Education providers from Rockland Boces)
  • Transition Consortium; Westchester and Rockland County BOCES
  • Rockland Community College

Additional Experiences

Susan, along with her colleague Pat Rowan have been running a young adult group, Opening Doors for the past 9 years at Westchester ARC. Her broad range of life experiences have enriched her love and passion for her work. She feels excellence in networking, advocacy, collaboration and negotiating systems is the foundation to her success. Susan lives an active lifestyle and spends time with her family, friends and dogs.

For more information contact Licensed Therapist Susan Cortilet in Nanuet, NY to assist with your individual and/or organizational needs.