Health & Wellness

Susan GillpatrickSusan Gillpatrick, Clinical Program Manager for Crisis Management Strategies, offers advice and education on a variety of current health-related topics and trends from Centerstone's Wellness Program. To watch a sampling of Susan's television appearances, check out the videos in our Multimedia section.

To inquire about Centerstone's Wellness Program, you can call Susan Gillpatrick at 615.460.4445.

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About Susan Gillpatrick, MEd, LPC, CTS
Susan Gillpatrick, Centerstone Crisis Management Specialist, primarily works in the field with clients in critical incident response situations, and in Centerstone's wellness trainings and presentations. She is also responsible for planning and implementing marketing and growth strategies for Centerstone's Crisis Management Strategies.

Ms. Gillpatrick is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified Workplace Conflict Mediator, and Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee and a National Certified Counselor. She is also a member the American Counseling Association, the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, the Tennessee Mental Health Counseling Association, and the Middle Tennessee Employee Assistance Professionals Association. She is a frequent presenter at local and national conferences, and has had numerous articles published. She received her Master of Education degree in Human Development Counseling from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.


Susan's Wellness Articles

Spring Clean Your Life: Five ways to clear the clutter! 

Beyond Chocolates: How to Think Outside the Valentine’s Box 

Set Yourself Up for Success in the New Year: How to Make and Keep Your Resolutions

Preparing for the Holidays: Keep Your Heart and Wallet Full

Avoid Family Feuds this Holiday Season

Bouncing Back after Adversity

Six Self Care Strategies for Women

How to Change Your Life: The Courage, the Risks and the Rewards

Don’t Let Anger Rise with the Summer Temperatures

Relationship Success: How to cruise through conflict

Overcoming Anxiety

A Flood of Emotions: Anniversary Reactions to a Traumatic Event

Three Keys to Recognizing and Understanding Depression

Seven Lessons to Learn from Children

Coping with Crisis

Six Simple Secrets of Great Relationships

How to Stress Less (Not More!)

Seven Tips to Enhance Romance

National Stop Bullying Day: We all have a role to play

Five Principles of Productive People

The Winter Blues: Recognizing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Understanding Thought Disorders

Six Good Habits to Enrich Your Life

Seven Steps to Successful New Year's Resolutions: Redesign Your Lifestyle and Your Resolutions!

Helping a Loved One with Grief and Loss

The ABC’s of Improving Your Memory

How to Handle Family Friction during the Holidays

It’s Never Too Late to Stop Procrastinating

The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Six Steps to Identifying Addictions: What controls your life?

Every Marriage Is a Fixer-Upper: 7 tools to tune yours up!

Things Every Employer Should Know: Six Warning Signs of Workplace Danger

Seven Ways Couples Add Conflict to Conflict

Five Steps to Reunite a Lost Relationship

The Four Question Relationship Challenge

Love Is Caring, Not Controlling

After the Flood: Coping with Crisis

How to Know When it’s Time to Seek Counseling: 7 Signs for Seeking Help

Spring Clean Your Life: Five Ways to Clear the Clutter!

Spring Clean Your Life: Four Tools from Gardening 101

How to Tame Your Anger and Handle Your Hot Buttons

Shrink Your Stress to Shrink Your Dress:  How to get rid of guilt and move toward a healthier you!

The Power of Planning: Six tips to prevent packing on the pounds

How to Eliminate Your ANTs! (Automatic Negative Thoughts)

Eating Emotions: How to manage your mood to manage your food

Seven Sneaky Lies that Limit Weight Loss

Common Relationship Mistakes and How to Fix Them

From Wishes to Reality: How to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions

How to Deal with Infidelity

The Happiest of Holidays! When less is more…

Life Choices: Five ways to make tough decisions

Five Facts about Family Feuds

Take Time to Take Vacation: Five Facts about the Benefits of Taking a Break

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

How to Manage Your Mood

Four Facts of Functional and Fun Relationships

How to Manage Job Loss Grief

Choose to Change Your Life for the New Year

Five Ways to Avoid Holiday Hazards

The ABCs of Improving Your Memory

Five Steps to Reunite a Lost Relationship

Seven Ways Couples Add Conflict to Conflict

Five Fundamental Life Lessons

Sleep More to Weigh Less!

Shrinking Your Financial Stress:Six Steps for Shrinking Your Stress in a Shrinking Economy

Infidelity 101

Jealousy: Six Essential Steps to Keep Jealousy from Ruining Your Relationship

Communicating Through Conflict: Four Steps to Handling Difficult Conversations Without Confrontation

Seven Steps to a Successful New Year's Resolution

Five Rules to Follow Before You Make Your Resolutions

Good News About Stress

Lies Women Believe and the Limitations They Create

How to Know When its Time to Seek Counseling: Seven Signs for Seeking Help

How to Tune Up Your Marriage: Eight Essential Tools of A Successful Relationship

Coping With Crisis: Six Steps for Caring for Yourself in Times of Crisis

How to Have Fun: Six Stress Relievers You Need To Know

How to Get Over Guilt: Seven Essential Steps

Patience: Nine Principles of Practicing Patience

How to Change Your Life: The Courage, The Risks, and The Rewards

How Listening Can Improve Your Life: Do's and Don'ts You Need To Know!

Life Frustrations: Six Steps to Reduce the Stress

The Greatest Gift: Learning to Forgive Yourself

How to Put the Happy Back in the Holidays: Four Questions to Ask to Reduce Your Stress This Year

Loving is Caring Not Controlling: Signs and Solutions in Domestic Violence

Living In Uncertain Times: Coping with the New "Normal"

From Fitness to Family: Six Sins that Can Sabotage Your Goals

Seven Teasers for Food Pleasers

Expectations and Negotiations

Toxic Relationships

Life Purpose

Living Beyond the Losses of Life: Hope & Healing in Recovery

Balancing Your Life: Six Tips to Bringing More Balance into Your Life

Caring For Our Seniors

The Power of Personal Choice and Control

Spring Clean Your Life: 4 Tools from Gardening 101

Seven Steps to Successful New Years Resolutions


No Is a Complete Sentence: How to establish personal boundaries  - 04/16/14
How many times have you said “yes,” “sure,” or “no problem” to a request only to immediately regret your response? You may find yourself committed to giving your...