Meet Our Clinical Staff

Taisir El-Souessi, MS, LPC, REAT

Primary Field Supervisor for Approach serving 14-17 year old boys

Taisir El-Souessi is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. She completed a post-graduate certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Appalachian State University in 2012 and became a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist in 2015.

Her work experience with clients includes wilderness therapy, school-based outpatient therapy with elementary age students and their families, inpatient therapy and stabilization for a behavioral health facility with adults and adolescents, intensive in-home specialist for a community based treatment service with children and adolescents, individual and group counseling for adolescent females at a private school, and family counseling utilizing Multi-Systemic Family Therapy with court-referred adolescents. She has also volunteered in various areas such as literacy, domestic violence shelters, hospice, animal shelters, and women’s centers.

Her clinical specialties include; communication, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief work, attention/behavioral issues and therapy through experiential art. Taisir has been a member of the SUWS clinical team since 2012. She believes that the strength of the SUWS philosophy is in valuing the individual and the ability to grow and change.

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The wilderness therapy offered at SUWS was the dynamic solution needed to help my son with his behavioral issues. When my son left SUWS, he was completely changed for the better and also created new bonds and unforgettable memories! I can't recommend SUWS enough for anyone in a similar situation!

– Britney A.