Susan Rose, MS, M.Ed, NCC

Change can be hard, but you don’t have to do it alone.  I want to help you rediscover the new authentic you and become the best version of yourself in your next phase.  Life changes or transitions can include marriage, divorce, remarriage, blending families, birth of a child, going to college, sending kids to college, moving, changing jobs, retiring, aging, illness, and so on. Transitions can be traumatic, exciting, sad, and scary.  Together we can process, reflect, plan, and move along in this crazy thing called life.

Who is Sue?


I am a wife, mother, stepmother, sister, and grandmother.  I am a friend, therapist, retired teacher, and dog owner.  My blended family consists of 4 adult children who live in four different states.  Our everchanging family has gone through many of the same transitions I focus on with my clients.  I enjoy time with my husband and our dog.  Water is my self-care.  On my days off, you can almost always find me looking at the water whether it is a lake, waterfall, or fountain.


I earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Florida and taught elementary school grades k-5 and gifted classes for 30 years until retiring in 2020.  Between teaching and being a parent, I feel very competent counseling parenting skills.  I later earned my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mercer University.  Before joining the Petrichor team I spent a year counseling adults and families in a family counseling practice.  I have worked with a wide variety of clients going through expected and unexpected transitions.


How Can I Help You?

I have worked with clients ages 15 to 80 helping them reconcile with themselves, their families, and their personal situations so that they can enter their next phase with confidence and self- awareness.  I provide a safe and inviting space so that we can form a therapeutic relationship free of judgment and criticism.  My goal is to embrace your goals and help you reach a new level of life satisfaction.


Suicide Grief Counseling

Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard enough without all of the unresolved questions and feelings after a suicide. A loss to suicide is like no other loss, and I can help you process the many feelings and emotions that tend to linger after such a loss.  I am a certified Survivors of Suicide support group facilitator working with groups grieving days, weeks, months or years after a loss to suicide. I am also a certified QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) gatekeeper trainer. The QPR Institute is an agency that trains people to identify and help people at risk of choosing suicide.  I can work with individuals, couples, and families grieving after a suicide. I will also be holding groups to help survivors process their losses and support each other.




To schedule, please call (470) 736-9595 or email
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We Are Here to Help You.

Your drought in life may be the most severe it’s ever been right now. You may be facing the most difficult challenges you’ve ever encountered. Whatever has brought you to Petrichor, know that there is someone here to help you.

You are not alone. Let us bring the rain. Your drought is finally ending.