Alumnae Spotlight

Susanne Willis-Ventre

Susanne Willis-Ventre '12


Susanne Willis-Ventre graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2012 with a BA in psychology. She is originally from Marietta, GA and is currently living in Douglasville, GA. She currently works at Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus, a psychiatric residential treatment facility for children and adolescents, as an individual and family therapist. She works with male adolescents ages 12-18. This position allows her to use many treatment modalities including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Seven Challenges, to best meet the needs of the adolescents she works with. Before working at Youth Villages, she received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia. The best thing about attending Agnes Scott was the chance to grow as an individual and learn so many new perspectives from the amazing people in her class. Her favorite memories of the psychology program were the wonderful classes she had the opportunity to take with Dr. Jennifer Hughes, and to learn more about mental health. During her time at Agnes Scott, Susanne was a member of Strong Sistas, which worked with the local high school to support girls who were struggling within the school environment. Her photo was taken while traveling in Ireland.