- Group and individual therapy. Susan
offers a wide range of services for groups and individuals. In a
confidential and relaxed setting, Susan employs a variety of techniques
(including cognitive-behavioral and psycho-dynamic work) to help clients
make life changes, heal from trauma, gain insight, and shift relational patterns that may be
blocking them from achieving new levels of personal growth and joy.
- Customized safety planning. Susan uses her expertise in risk and
danger assessment to help clients make customized safety plans. She guides
clients through a series of carefully crafted interactive questions that
are designed to increase awareness of safety issues within specific
situations in the home and outside of the home. A safety plan is developed
based upon this interactive discussion. These important tools help
to prepare clients and their children in advance for the possibility of
future violence or abuse.
- Professional Consultation, with a special emphasis on consulting with attorneys, medical, social services and faith-based professionals who work with victims or survivors
of family abuse, domestic and sexual violence, or related trauma. Common
treatment and representation issues are discussed with the goal of
unlocking complex key areas that may have become barriers for forward
movement with clients.
- Clinical or peer
supervision and consultation is available for Master's Level students and those who are working on obtaining clinical licensure in Virginia and Washington, DC. Specialty working with clinicians who serve in a mental health capacity with
victims of trauma, abuse and interpersonal violence. The unique dynamics and
process of healing involved with abuse (physical and non-physical) are often difficult
to understand and navigate. Susan's expertise assists psychotherapists, students
and other counselors through phases of treatment with victims/survivors,
keeping in mind crisis intervention, acute traumatic stress, safety issues, and
the unique path of healing specific to expressions of power within
A unique blend of services for uniquely growing clients.
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