MA in Pastoral Counseling, Church Ministry and Discipleship
Liberty University
susan.rains@austinstonecounseling.org
Main: 512-961-5575
$120 per session

Education and Experience

Susan grew up in East Texas and received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1988. Shortly after graduation, she relocated with her family to central Florida where she put down roots and raised her family. She has enjoyed multiple careers, each rewarding and full of life-lessons. She was a high school teacher, a successful realtor for 12 years and most recently worked in vocational ministry for 9 years. As an associate pastor, Susan oversaw multiple ministry areas including women’s ministry, small groups, missions and outreach. In ministry, her passion to help women continued to grow leading her toward a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, Church Ministry and Discipleship. She is also a certified Life Coach.
Susan’s Deepest desire is to use her life experiences, training and most importantly her passion for spiritual growth to help women move toward wholeheartedness, freedom, healing and restoration in every area of their life.

Interests & Specialties

Susan has worked with women of all ages from adolescents up thru the golden years, and is currently seeing clients ages 12 and older. She has experience with anxiety and depression, grief, infidelity, separation and divorce, remarriage, blended families, eating disorders, motherhood, empty nest, career changes, finding joy and fulfillment as a single woman, parenting adult kids, shame, fear of the future, spiritual growth and development, leadership development and living life joyfully, wholeheartedly and open heartedly.

Personal

Susan’s favorite way to spend her time is with her 2 adult kids – sharing meals, sharing stories and talking about life. She loves traveling with her Aussie, hiking, biking and being in nature. In her spare time she journals, paints, reads, listens to podcasts and music and spends time with friends in Texas and Florida. She has many treasured life-verses in the Bible, lives her life prayerfully and intentionally practices spiritual disciplines.