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Dr. Suzanne L. Popke is a doctoral-level Educational Psychologist and Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

With over 15 years experience and as a graduate of both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Pennsylvania specializing in mental health and psychoeducational treatment, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients of all ages and backgrounds.

In addition to being a prominent practitioner, Dr. Popke has presented at state conferences and to general audiences speaking on numerous mental health issues.

Dr. Popke is an interactive, solution- and balance-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Dr. Popke is also the author of numerous books. Two books describe her experience with parenting special needs children, and Siberian culture. Two books are collections of narrative poetry, and one is a children's book about Buryat Siberian culture. Suzanne is also an award-winning visual artist who has displayed her work in numerous exhibitions throughout Wisconsin.

Suzanne's office is located in the nationally-registered historic landmark Nelson Salisbury House (under renovation). The office and parlor waiting areas are filled with various forms of artwork and companion animals (cats and goldfish) to encourage relaxation and creative thought. Built in 1873, the Nelson Salisbury House is an example of American-style Italianate architecture using locally made limestone bricks and quarried slabs filled with fossils. It is named after its builder and original owner whose family helped develop Whitewater and the university. Many generations of college students lived in the house when it was used as a sorority and fraternity house.

Take a step back into Whitewater history at the Nelson Salisbury House as you explore the path to your own future.


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