“When you find your path, you must ignore fear. You need to have the courage to risk mistakes. But once you re on that road…run, run, run, and don’t stop til you’ve reached its end” – José N. Harris
Meet Susan Hunt, RPC, BA, CYC-P, a registered professional counsellor that has found and followed her path for over two decades.
20 + years since receiving her CYC diploma while out east, Sue’s career has brought her from Toronto, to the lower mainland where much of Sue’s career was developed through the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and now to the northern Cariboo region in B.C. to seek something new and challenging.
Sue doesn’t back down from a fight. In fact, the strength she’s developed through the years is quite evident. The unfortunate toxic work environments of victim blaming and bullying is familiar to Sue. However, that does not seem to have made her bitter, nor pessimistic. In fact, Sue’s positivity and jovial personality is so contagious, you just can’t help but put a smile on your face when she is present. I get the impression though that Sue thrives on these challenges and facing fear head-on. Having had to dodge or simply kick down any obstacles that have been presented to her, Sue seems to have morphed any kind of bitterness that naturally develops from those interactions, into positivity, kindness, intellect and a desire for leadership.
Despite having 2 daughters and a very supportive husband, Sue is able to balance multiple jobs, including being a Mental Health Clinician at Northern Health and starting her own practice Finding My Path, but also immerses herself in the community. Sue participates in the local Dragon Boat Paddlers group, she volunteers at the local Royal Canadian Legion, is involved in the local gymnastics board, is an active member of the Rotary Club, and is the current Vice President of the local Quesnel Pride Society, playing a crucial role in helping our town’s 2022 pride weekend being such a success! Sue isn’t simply an extrovert being extroverted. This is a bad-ass woman doing bad-ass things; a woman that seems to know no different from being a natural leader and kind person. Sue lives and works what she believes is right in this world. Equality, support and quite simply, kindness!
Sue is a consummate role model for women of all ages, men of all ages, the LGBTQ2S+ community, teachers, politicians and anybody who simply needs a reminder that there are hopeful people in this world.
Finding My Path
Susan Hunt’s wonderful practice, Finding My Path’s website is www.findingmypath.ca and gives a great idea of the holistic methods Sue uses in her practice to help counsel and guide youths. Sue’s program is quite exceptional, as it focuses on youth & allows young women and young men to acknowledge, understand and properly heal from any mental health issues and trauma they have experienced.
Through personal activities and methods such as arts & crafts, outdoor sports and activities and even yoga, Sue’s guidance really seems to allow her young clients to find and acknowledge the cracks and follow the light that inevitably shines through.
If you or somebody you know is interested in Sue’s counselling, feel free to go to her website via the link above or you can contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out her facebook page @suehuntcounselling
I should also mention that Sue is published! Sue has co-written and co-created a published review paper on the support that is already in place in B.C. to children that have experienced trauma through their lives, and proposing what may need to shift in the delivery of the services to these youth. If you are interested in reading this, the link to the article can be found here:
It is quite interesting, quite an accomplishment, and is something that anybody would be proud of!