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Background and Resume





Susan's Resume
MA, MEd
MA, Arts and Sciences
MEd, Mental Health Counseling

Inspirational/Motivational Humorist
Spiritual Direction, Guild of New York

Teacher, Massachusetts Public Schools, Northampton, MA

Masters of Education, University of Massachusetts

Masters in Counseling Psychology, Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
Private Practice, Trauma-Based Recovery Model, Northampton, MA
Organizer, Speaker and Presenter, United States Department of Agriculture


 


 

Susan's Bio

Susan Hagen originates from farm-country in Northern Minnesota.  It was there she was inspired to become a stand-up comedian while standing in a field of sunflowers.  This young dream did not pan out but clearly propelled her early career choices:  paper delivery “boy,” car hop, lifelong college student, pretzel vendor at the Boston Garden.  After re-locating to Madrid, Spain Susan graduated from college and began her teaching career until the Spanish government rejected her 5th visa extension request and she returned to the US.  Back in the US she moved to Boston to begin a holding pattern of public school teaching in which her lack of skills in classroom management surfaced.  She was relieved to leave the classroom and pursue a 2nd master’s degree in the field of Psychotherapy.   Susan’s psychotherapeutic skills flourished and today she has her own successful private practice in Northampton, MA.  Susan’s profession as an inspirational humorist originated in the sunflower fields of Minnesota, refined and matured through happenstance, calamity and divine interruption over the years and has swelled into a successful career. 

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Susan's Bio

Susan Hagen originates from farm-country in Northern Minnesota.  It was there she was inspired to become a stand-up comedian while standing in a field of sunflowers.  This young dream did not pan out but clearly propelled her early career choices:  paper delivery “boy,” car hop, lifelong college student, pretzel vendor at the Boston Garden.  After re-locating to Madrid, Spain Susan graduated from college and began her teaching career until the Spanish government rejected her 5th visa extension request and she returned to the US.  Back in the US she moved to Boston to begin a holding pattern of public school teaching in which her lack of skills in classroom management surfaced.  She was relieved to leave the classroom and pursue a 2nd master’s degree in the field of Psychotherapy.   Susan’s psychotherapeutic skills flourished and today she has her own successful private practice in Northampton, MA.  Susan’s profession as an inspirational humorist originated in the sunflower fields of Minnesota, refined and matured through happenstance, calamity and divine interruption over the years and has swelled into a successful career. 

Nutrition-Based Psychotherapy

My private practice has grown to include a greater focus on the mind-body-brain connection.  The amazing discoveries in brain and body connection along with Neuroplasticity, Neurogenises and Epigenetics and the contributions these fields of study have made to mental health and lifestyle medicine cannot be ignored.  They have changed the scope of all therapeutic interventions.

Susan's Resume​
MA, MEd
MA, Arts and Sciences
MEd, Mental Health Counseling

Inspirational/Motivational Humorist
Spiritual Direction, Guild of New York 

Teacher, Massachusetts Public Schools, Northampton, MA

Masters of Education, University of Massachusetts

Masters in Counseling Psychology, Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
Private Practice, Trauma-Based Recovery Model, Northampton, MA
Organizer, Speaker and Presenter, United States Department of Agriculture