Director of Admissions – Susan Rueven

Susan was welcomed into the Visions family in 2017 as the Director of Admissions, bringing many years of experience working with teens and their families in countless ways. This includes coaching for Special Olympics, teaching special education, working as a life coach, practicing Integrative Body Psychotherapy, and being an integral part of opening an adolescent treatment center. She is patient and profoundly compassionate and empathic toward struggling families and has an amazing ability and deep desire to attune with families and support them through what can be a very scary and challenging time. She enjoys the opportunity to make people and communities around her feel at ease. Susan is grateful to witness adolescents’ emotional and psychological growth, the development of their emotional and physical well-being, and an improvement in their family relationships. Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a metaphor of how Susan sees the journey and growth of client families and believes that Visions is the nourishment given to watch kids leave as beautiful butterflies.