Susan Medlin, Counseling Intern

My name is Susan Medlin and my husband and I moved to the Valley in 2013. I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, playing the piano, reading, living in the mountains and watching my pet rabbits antics. I graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and minored in music from Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia. Although I grew up in North Carolina, I decided to stay in Georgia for 10 years and became involved in two church plants until I married my husband in 2007. We moved to South Carolina where I volunteered with the music ministry, prayer team, and the nursing home ministry team. I have worked in the medical field for over 20 years in different capacities and have seen not only the physical impact of illness but the mental weight that individuals carry on their own.
 
Even though I have spent my entire life within the church and majority of my adult life in ministry, I felt like there was more that I could do to help the people around me. I have always been drawn to people who were hurting and desired to walk with them in their healing journeys. While working in the medical field and ministry, it became evident that people needed an outlet to share their feelings and work through their pain. In 2018, I decided to pursue my masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. I am thankful to be able to attend a school that teaches integration with Biblical principles and psychology. I completed my practicum with Sentara RMH Behavioral Health, and plan on graduating in May of 2023. It is a privilege to be able to complete my internship with Journey Counseling Ministries and to come along side each client as we walk through life’s challenges together.
 
I can be reached at smedlin@liberty.edu.