Susan E. Folwell, LCSW, LICSW, BCDV -

Clinical services

  • 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.

Consultation Services
  •  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 relationships. 

A unique blend of services for uniquely growing clients.
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